Students’ intention to share information via social media: a case study of covid-19 pandemic

Hashim, Suhaizal and Masek, Alias and Abdullah, Nurhanim Saadah and Paimin, Aini Nazura and Wan Muda, Wan Hanim Nadrah (2020) Students’ intention to share information via social media: a case study of covid-19 pandemic. Indonesian Journal of Science & Technology, 5 (2). pp. 236-245. ISSN 2528-1410

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Agility of science and technology in communication has brought a new dimension of information dissemination, which may have influenced human perceptions, especially on the dissemination of news pertaining to this pandemic. This research aims to determine the students’ sources of information regarding the COVID-19 disease and investigate their intention to share the information pertaining to COVID-19. A survey study was designed using an online questionnaire involving 147 higher education students. The online questionnaire; measures three elements of the students’ intention, namely initiative, desire and resourcefulness. The findings; the sources of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are mainly the government authorities and local healthcare workers. The most preferred medium of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is social media, and the most trusted medium is the television broadcast. Also, finding suggests that the students take initiative to verify information and demonstrate a desire to share credible and right information with their family and friends through social media. As such, in an effort or attempt to disseminate credible information about any important matters to the general public, the government can count on students as agents for transmitting the information to third parties including their family and friends.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; intention; social media; information management; pandemic; fake news.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95-12.5 Industrial directories > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education and Postgraduates
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 05:43
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 05:43

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