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Title: Online, offline, or word-of-mouth? Complementary media usage patterns and credibility perceptions of nuclear energy information in Southeast Asia
Authors: Ho, Shirley Soo Yee
Leong, Alisius Deon
Looi, Jiemin
Chuah, Agnes Soo Fei
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Ho, S. S., Leong, A. D., Looi, J., & Chuah, A. S. F. (2019). Online, offline, or word-of-mouth? Complementary media usage patterns and credibility perceptions of nuclear energy information in Southeast Asia. Energy Research & Social Science, 48, 46-56. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2018.09.012
Journal: Energy Research & Social Science
Abstract: Many Southeast Asian countries are considering the adoption of nuclear energy to meet the rising energy demands and achieve energy efficiency. Considering the emerging regional salience of nuclear energy, this study seeks to understand the public's media consumption patterns regarding nuclear-related information, and credibility perceptions of nuclear-related information sources in countries that are at a nascent stage of nuclear development. Focus groups were conducted with citizens aged between 18 and 69 from five Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Overall, the findings suggest that the participants utilize communication channels in a complementary manner to receive and seek nuclear-related information. Participants also evaluated the credibility of individuals and organizations that convey nuclear-related information based on their trustworthiness and nuclear expertise. The findings provide practical implications in terms of policy implementation, as well as public communication of nuclear-related information. Directions for future research were also discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/140247
ISSN: 2214-6296
DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.09.012
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Energy Research & Social Science and is made available with permission of Elsevier Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: open
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