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COVID-19: students’ media use, trust and optimism during the movement control order (MCO)

Mohamed, Shafizan and Mohd Nasir, Nur Shakira and Wan Mohd Ghazali, Wan Norshira (2020) COVID-19: students’ media use, trust and optimism during the movement control order (MCO). In: Communication Research Webinar (CORENA 2020), 3rd September 2020, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This study investigated how uncertainty and information seeking behavior on social media affected the students’ emotions during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia. In the attempt to mitigate the rapidly increasing Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian government had imposed the MCO on March 17th, 2020. The month-long quarantine resulted in university students being confined in their own dormitory without much access to the world outside. Uncertainty, especially at the start of the MCO created information seeking behaviors that were mostly done on the social media. Using an online survey on 360 students from the International Islamic University Malaysia, this study found that the students’ emotions during the MCO were affected by the information they were accessing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5172/83397 Presentation via online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Media, Movement Control Order, Covid-19, Information Seeking Behavior
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1106 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 16:20
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 10:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83397

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