Dataset on information seeking and sharing on the risk of Covid-19 among Indonesian residents

Published: 21 February 2023| Version 4 | DOI: 10.17632/xzkwc6m3yv.4


This data set consists of data on the influence of religious coping, socio-cognitive on information seeking and information sharing on the risk of Covid-19. The total sample size was 475. This area was chosen because at the time of research data collection, this area is classified as a red zone area. The red zone is given to areas that have high covid-19 rates. The survey was carried out by distributing surveys both online and offline. The findings of this study are important because they reveal early on the importance of religious adaptation in seeking information and exchanging information on the risk of COVID-19. Furthermore, it has been shown that some socio-cognitive factors affect the process of information seeking and information sharing.


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This data aimed to describe the influence of religious coping and social-cognitive on information seeking and information sharing among residents in Indonesia. It is a survey with a quantitative approach conducted in one region in Central Java, Indonesia. The data were gathered through a purposive sampling of participants who were above 17 years old and consisted of 475 participants. The questionnaire consisted of a sociodemographic variable, the religious coping variable was modified from the Brief RCope model (Pargament et al., 2011),socio-cognitive variables from RISP model (Griffin et al., 2004; Yang & Zhuang, 2019). The data were analyzed using smartPLS 3 software (Ringle et al., 2015).


Health Communication, Disaster Response