1. Disaster Information Seeking Behavior

Dear Participant:

This research aims to investigate factors that are believed to influence individuals’ reliance on the social media networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) for information that could be helpful in coping with disasters such as the Coronavirus pandemic. Kindly respond to the following survey which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your participation is highly appreciated. Collected data will be anonymously and collectively used only for research purposes. No individual cases will be reported.

Thank you,

The Researchers

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* 1. Section A: Demographic Information
Gender

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* 2. Age

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* 3. Education

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* 4. Nationality: Please specify __________________________________________________

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* 5. Occupation: Please specify __________________________________________________

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* 6. Organization: Please specify

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* 7. Which of the following social media networks you are actively using (check multiple answers)?

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* 8. On average, how much time do you spend daily on social media networks?

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* 9. Section B: Please indicate the extent to which you have used the social media networks for information to cope with disasters such as the Coronavirus pandemic. Indicate your usage level on the provided 5-point scale (1 = never used and 5 = most frequently used).

  Never used Rarely used Occasionally used Frequently used Most frequently used
Information on disaster-related threats.
Information on rescue and medical procedures availability. 
Information on the wellbeing of friends and family members.
Information on needed resources (food, water, supplies) status and availability.
Information on other people's previous experience with similar disasters.
Information on government and public agencies responses and recommendations.

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* 10. Section C: Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with the listed statements on the provided 5-point scale (1 = strongly disagree and 5 = strongly agree).

  Strongly Disagree  Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly Agree
Many times, I feel that we might make our decisions by flipping a coin.
Getting a good job seems to be largely a matter of being lucky to be at the right place at the right time.
It is difficult for ordinary people to have much control over what politicians do in office.
It isn’t wise to plan too far ahead because many things turn out to be a matter of good or bad fortune anyway.
When things are going well for me, I consider it due to a run of good luck.
Success is mostly a matter of getting good breaks.
There’s not much use in worrying about things; what will be, will be.
Success in dealing with people seems to be more a matter of the other person's moods and feelings at the time rather than one's own actions.
I think that life is mostly a gamble.
Many times, I feel that I have much influence over the things that happen to me.
The providers of information on disasters on social media networks are knowledgeable.
The providers of information on disasters on social media networks are not experts.
The providers of information on disasters on social media networks are trustworthy.
The providers of information on disasters on social media networks are reliable.
The providers of information on disasters on social media networks are credible.
I avoid settings where people don’t share my values.
I can enjoy being with people whose values are very different from mine.
I like to surround myself with things that are familiar to me.
The sooner we all acquire similar values and ideals the better.
I can be comfortable with nearly all kinds of people.
If given a choice, I will usually visit a foreign country rather than vacation at home.
A good teacher is one who makes you wonder about your way of looking at things.
A good job is one where what is to be done and how it is to be done are always clear.
What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar.
I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is pretty much what I need to know about the situation.
Social media networks’ information on disasters does not sufficiently meet my information needs about the situation.
Social media networks meet my information needs on disasters more adequately compared to other information sources.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is helpful.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is useful.
I am more knowledgeable than most of my friends about using social media networks.
I can explain to others how to use social media networks.
I can troubleshoot problems while visiting the social media networks.
I do not consider myself skilful while visiting social media networks.
I can easily use social media networks to find and follow the news that interests me.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is accurate.
Social media networks’ Information on disasters is relevant.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is complete.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is inconsistent.
Social media networks’ information on disasters is up-to-date.
I will use social media networks in the future to seek information on disasters that concern me.
I am not willing to seek information on disasters that concern me from social media networks.
I plan in the future to seek more information from social media networks on disasters that concern me.
I intend to use social media networks in the future to find more information on disasters that concern me.
In the future, I will try to use social media networks to seek as much information as I can about disasters that concern me.

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* 11. Please use the space below to add opinions/views you may have.

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