Life Experiences of the Children of Marmara Earthquake and Adults of Today: An Example from Adapazari

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 4:45 PM
Room: 303
Oral Presentation
Ilknur ONER , Sociology, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
Demet Gul DURAK , Mugla Endustri Meslek Lisesi,(Mugla Vocational High School), Mugla, Turkey
Study will be focusing on the  impact of disasters to the life experiences of adults of today but  who were the children at the time of Marmara eartquake in 1999.

There are inadequate number of studies basing on merely findings which were derived from children of disaster periods. The coexisted studies reveals that there are differences in the impacts of diasters on children in disaster processes. Survival rates of children according age, gender and accumulated disaster culture may differ according to different factors (cultural, economic,social, political etc.)

This study aims to find out post earthquake impact of disaster on children up to their adult ages.

Methodologically study bases on a field work which will be conducted on a student group of a primary and secondary school teacher’s classes at the time of Marmara earthquakes in 1999. Students will be traced 14 years after through snowball sampling in the Adapazari, Turkey in 2013.

The data will be derived from questionnaires, interviews and video records. Literature reviews and visual data analysis will be used. Qualitative and quantitative approaches will be used together in triangulation. SPSS program will be used for quantitative analyses.

The findings will be presented within comparative persepctive, through references to findings from coexisted studies and examples from the world.

The study will be consisted of five main parts: namely introduction, methodology, review of coexited studies, findings and conclusions.