Influence of Risk Perception and Trust in Government on Vaccination in Indonesia
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of the perception of risk and of trust in the government on people’s decision to get vaccinated. 329 people from all over Indonesia participated. The research instrument used was the scale of risk perception, scale of trust in the government and scale of vaccination. The scales were distributed online via social media for 10 days in June. Pearson correlation was used to analyze the data on the correlations between risk perception and vaccination and between trust in government and vaccination. There was a significant correlation between risk perception and vaccination (r = 0.361; p < 0.05). Likewise, there was a correlation between trust in government and vaccination (r = 0.436; p < 0.05). A multiple correlation test was used to test the correlation simultaneously resulting in a correlation coefficient of 0.511 (p < 0.05) meaning that there was a simultaneous correlation between risk perception and trust in the government in the decision to vaccinate.
Keywords: risk perception, trust in government, vaccination taking, Indonesia
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