Review: An analysis of risk Perception, crisis management, economical threat, compliance to guidelines, spokesperson credibility and source of information reliability surrounding COVID-19: An online survey of the Israeli public’s response to the government’s emergency instructions against the pandemic

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Review: An analysis of risk Perception, crisis management, economical threat, compliance to guidelines, spokesperson credibility and source of information reliability surrounding COVID-19: An online survey of the Israeli public’s response to the government’s emergency instructions against the pandemic

Review: An analysis of risk Perception, crisis management, economical threat, compliance to guidelines, spokesperson credibility and source of information reliability surrounding COVID-19: An online survey of the Israeli public’s response to the government’s emergency instructions against the pandemic

This research study assessed the public’s risk perceptions concerning COVID-19 and its’ assessment of the government’s crisis management.

Results from this online survey highlight the critical need for government leaders to establish trust with the public for compliance. Information must be tailored to different subgroups based on risk perception and health literacy. For example, older adults (65+ years) perceived higher personal risk than younger adults. Additionally, health risk must be communicated within the context of economic and social risks as well. This study showed that risk perceptions are correlated with attitudes towards crisis management, economic threat, and compliance with behavioral recommendations.. Findings from this study could be applied to other country’s crisis management strategies to improve communication between government and public.

|2020-05-13T13:32:36-04:00May 13th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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