Analysis of Social Pathology in the Opinion of Community Inhabitants to Increase Threat Resilience in Communities at the Local Level

Marlena Niemiec, Karina Gorska-Rozej
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 3B, 563-575, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2482


Purpose: This article aims to present issues related to the influence of social pathologies, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, violence and aggression in the family, social alienation, and crime, on shaping resilience to threats in local communities. Design/Methodology/Approach: The main research problem was presented in the form of the following question: How important is identifying and addressing social pathologies in shaping community resilience at the local level? A diagnostic poll method was used to solve the presented research problem, carried out using a survey technique, using survey questionnaire tool. The Statistica v.13.1 software package was used to develop the survey results. Findings: It may be argued that wide-scale activities undertaken in local communities, such as: launching preventive actions, information campaigns, and cooperation with various institutions that deal with analyzed social pathologies, have a positive influence on shaping resilience to threats in the studied local communities. Practical Implications: The empirical data obtained allowed us to establish a direct relationship between the occurrence of social pathologies and their impact on the formation of resilience to threats in local communities. Originality/Value: The article presents the author's approach to cognition of social pathologies and an indication of their influence on the sense of shaping resilience to threats in local communities.

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