Trust and Cultural Factors Shaping COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions across Six Countries

International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, May 26-30, 2022, Paris, France

Abstract: Based on a COVID-19 pandemic communication survey (N = 3,124) in Australia, Finland, Italy, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States, our study examined how trust in government sources affects the vaccination intention and how this translates into cross-national variations in the outcome. Our findings revealed that the direct effect of trust in government sources on vaccination intention and the indirect effect via power distance and uncertainty avoidance varied across the six countries.

Sung In Choi  Yan Jin 

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