Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Editor-in-Chief: Renda-Tanali, Irmak, D.Sc.
Managing Editor: McGee, Sibel, Ph.D.
4 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.474
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.627
CiteScore 2016: 0.57
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.245
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.358
Young Adults’ Security Perceptions: Troubling, but an Opportunity for the Response Field
While today’s young adults are often vilified as hypersensitive and narcissistic, it is important to understand how the life experiences of the current generation of 18- to 25-year-olds has shaped their worldviews. This research indicates that growing up in the post-9/11 world has exposed them to a reduction in liberty, increased prejudice and mistrust, and a general sense of fear and insecurity. However, it has also helped them understand that disasters can impact anyone, and instilled a strong belief that people should help each other in times of need. These are characteristics that emergency managers and response professionals should view as strengths to be capitalized on among entry-level hires are who drawn to the field.