Communicating uncertainties regarding COVID-19 vaccination: Moderating roles of trust in science, government, and society.

Communicating uncertainties regarding COVID-19 vaccination: Moderating roles of trust in science, government, and society.

Publication date: Jan 20, 2024

This study examined how uncertainty affects information seeking and avoidance behaviors via information insufficiency in the COVID-19 vaccination context. It also investigated how trust in science, government, and society moderate the effects of information insufficiency. An online experiment with 131 Korean adults showed that uncertainty indirectly affects information seeking intentions via information insufficiency, which is moderated by science trust and governmental trust. It also showed that uncertainty indirectly affects information avoidance intentions via information insufficiency, which is moderated by social trust.

Concepts Keywords
Covid information avoidance
Insufficiency information insufficiency
Korean information seeking
Science trust
Vaccination uncertainty

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease VO vaccination
disease MESH uncertainty

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