Crisis Information Seeking and Sharing (CISS): Scale Development for Measuring Publics' Communicative Behavior in Social-Mediated Public Health Crises

Yin-I Lee, Yan Jin
2019 Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research  
This study first refines the conceptual framework of publics' communicative behavior in social mediated health crises. Then two multiple-item scales for measuring publics' health crisis information seeking and sharing (CISS) are developed and tested by employing online survey data sets from a random national sample of 279 adults and 280 adults in the United States, respectively. Results indicate seven types of crisis information seeking behavior and 17 types of crisis information sharing
more » ... r crossing over platforms, channels, and information sources. The CISS scales provide a valid and reliable tool for crisis communication researchers and practitioners to measure publics' information seeking and sharing activities in social-mediated public health crisis communication.
doi:10.30658/jicrcr.2.1.2 fatcat:vlgf4zgms5drzhx6evmbbx3n2i