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Factors that Impact COVID-19 Conspirational Beliefs and Health-Related Behaviors Ivanka Pjesivac, Leslie Klein, Wenqing Zhao & Yan Jin

Abstract: To further investigate the role of conspirational beliefs on health-related behaviors during a health pandemic such as COVID-19, we conducted an online survey among U.S. adults (N = 798) […]

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Trust and Cultural Factors Shaping COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions across Six Countries Sung In Choi and Yan Jin

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 […]

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Threat Assessments and Organization Resources for DEI and Ethics: Practitioner Insights on Sticky Crises Taylor Voges, Solyee Kim, JeongHyun (Janice) Lee, Sara Ervin, Yan Jin & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: Organizations need to respond to sticky crises with speed and timeliness; this speed depends onhow communication practitioners assess threats and their organizations’ resources for the threats. Based on theoretical […]

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Responding to Fire Ignited from Outside: Explicating “Crisis Spillover” through the Multi-Layered Lens of Organizational Crisis Communication Taylor Voges, Xuerong Lu & Yan Jin

Abstract: Crises have been examined from the perspective of the crisis origin organization. Depending on the crisis type, other organizations might experience impacts because of the initial crisis. This emerging […]

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Does Environmental Risk Affect Potential Tourists’ Information Seeking and Visit Intention to a Host Country? The Case of 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games in the Pandemic Sung In Choi and Jeff Springston

Abstract: This study investigates to understand the impact of potential tourists’ risk perception on natural disaster in Japan and risk information seeking on visit intention to Japan, the Olympic Games […]

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Trust: The Shrouded Public Health Threat Xuerong Lu and Yan Jin

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic, characterized by unprecedented loss of life; political instability; and a global infodemic, has eroded public trust in all types of institutions (Edelman, 2021) except business. Public […]

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How Diverse Publics’ Perceptions of Health Information Channel Credibility and COVID-19 Risk Impacted Their Preventive Behavioral Intention: Insights from a U.S. National Survey Sung In Choi, Yan Jin & Solyee Kim

Abstract: Using an online survey of a representative U.S. adult sample, this study revealed how publics perceived COVID-19 risk and credibility of information channels differently, which further predicted intention to […]

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Think Before You Share: Beliefs and Emotions that Shaped COVID-19 (Mis)information Vetting and Sharing Intentions among WhatsApp Users in the United Kingdom Yan Jin and Xuerong Lu

Abstract: This study examined how individuals’ emotional and cognitive responses to different shades of truth embedded in health crisis (mis)information (i.e., full falsity vs. partial falsity vs. full truth) might […]

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Does Culture Matter? Measuring Cross-Country Perceptions of CSR Communication Campaigns about COVID-19 Sung In Choi, Yan Jin & Solyee Kim

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several challenges to businesses and societies. In response, many corporations have supported local communities and authorities in the management of the pandemic. Although these […]

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Sexualized Images of Female Influencers in Instagram Advertising: Do They Work? Jihoon (Jay) Kim

Abstract: The primary purpose of the current study is to examine the effects of sexualized images of influencers on the effectiveness of advertising regarding both cognitive and motivational processing. Overall, […]

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