Contrasting the Structure of Crisis Management with Different Professional Fields: A Factorial Structure Study in the Kuwaiti Environment

Abdullah Althuwaikh, Hoda Mallouh Askar Al-Fadhli

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The study aimed at revealing the nature of the global
structure of crisis management as a concept. It also revealed the extent of
the dimensions of crisis management from one profession to another.
In addition to identifying the differences between the different professions
in crisis management according to gender, experience, qualification and
level of employment. The basic study sample consisted of (440) members
of both genders working in different professions in the education, medicine
and engineering sectors with varying ages and levels of employment. The
average age was (37.15) years and a standard deviation of (1.44) years.
By using a measure of crisis management prepared by the researcher after
verifying its validity and stability on the sample of psychometric
characteristics, using exploratory analysis and global empirical analysis,
the study concluded that crisis management among professionals in
educational, medical and engineering professions is a general latent factor
around which the three observed factors Results on the similarity of the
global structure of crisis management in the Kuwaiti environment among
the three professions (teachers, doctors, engineers). In addition, there are
statistically significant differences in crisis management between
different professions according to gender For the benefit of individuals
with more than 15 years of experience and in the academic qualification
for individuals with postgraduate studies (MA / PhD) and at the
functional level for the first career level (school principal, specialist,
consultant and chief engineer).

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-59
Number of pages18
JournalArab Journal for Security Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020

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