Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

ISSN: 2165-7912

Open Access

Mustafa Abdulrahim Alsabri

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune, Maharashtra, India

  • Research Article   
    Social Media and Public Health Awareness among Youth about COVID-19
    Author(s): Mustafa Abdulrahim Alsabri*

    The current study has been designed to study the relationship between social media usage and health awareness practices as well as panic among the Indian youth during COVID-19. A survey was conducted among the university students in Delhi-NCR region to assess the effect of social media on their health behaviour in the wake of the pandemic. An online survey of 250 students was executed employing a 5-point Likert scale based self-administered questionnaire consisting of 23 questions. The data was analysed using smart PLS-SEM (Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling). The results indicate that behavioural change in a person is key to his protection against the lethal virus. While the social media induced panic does not trigger a positive behaviour change, neither does it lead to protective practices. Moreover, it also shows that the higher the level of aware.. Read More»
    DOI: DOI: 10.37421/2165-7912.2022.12.468

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