The nexus between media transparency and attitude for risk management during a disaster / Juliana Mohd Abdul Kadir ... [et al.]

Mohd Abdul Kadir, Juliana and Zakaria, Nor Balkish and Abd Aziz, Noreen Noor and Premananto, Gancar Candra (2022) The nexus between media transparency and attitude for risk management during a disaster / Juliana Mohd Abdul Kadir ... [et al.]. Asian-Pacific Management Accounting Journal, 17 (1): 8. pp. 203-221. ISSN 2550-1631


The government has taken drastic measures to control the spread of virus transmission during the Covid-19 disaster. In a Movement Control Order, the public was advised to stay at home and practice social imprisonment of infected persons for risk management purposes. The government has spread public awareness and encouraged the public to stay safe and healthy from infectious viruses using media channels. The mass media plays a significant role in providing information and understanding about the disease and helps protect the elderly and those with basic health problems from being infected. This research examined: (1) the role of media transparency on public awareness and knowledge of the infected virus, which in turn influences their attitudes; (2) to determine the influence of media transparency on the attitudes of the people. A survey method was applied to 338 respondents consisting of young people living in Johor. Data were analysed using SmartPLS, and the findings indicated that the role of media transparency has a significant impact on the attitudes of this generation Z. In addition, it was also found that awareness and knowledge mediated the role of media and their attitudes. These findings can guide policymakers to promote greater awareness to reduce and manage possible risks during disasters. Moreover, the media plays an important role not only in channeling news but can influence human awareness, knowledge, and attitudes.


Item Type: Article
Email / ID Num.
Mohd Abdul Kadir, Juliana
Zakaria, Nor Balkish
Abd Aziz, Noreen Noor
Premananto, Gancar Candra
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk management. Risk in industry. Operational risk
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Asian-Pacific Management Accounting Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal (APMAJ)
ISSN: 2550-1631
Volume: 17
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 203-221
Keywords: Media transparency, risk management, disaster, attitude, covid-19
Date: April 2022
Edit Item
Edit Item


[thumbnail of 66245.pdf] Text

Download (643kB)

ID Number




Statistic details