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Table 2 Factor analysis results

From: The effect of risk communication on preventive and protective Behaviours during the COVID-19 outbreak: mediating role of risk perception

Dimensions Ref Number of items Factor loading Error variances Critical Ratio AVE Composite reliability
Risk Communication News media exposure Modified from 15, 33,34,42 2 0.68 0.54 0.51 0.73
0.56 0.70 8.403
Information-gathering ability Modified from 18,43 3 0.51 0.74 0.58 0.79
0.82 0.33 8.281
0.86 0.26 7.989
Trust in the government Modified from 13,44 3 0.77 0.41 0.64 0.85
0.87 0.24 19.430
0.88 0.23 17.174
Trust in news media Modified from 15,33,42 3 0.84 0.29 0.68 0.88
0.83 0.31 17.706
0.85 0.28 18.424
Risk Perception Perceived severity Modified from 43,45 4 0.82 0.33 0.69 0.90
Perceived susceptibility/person & family 0.88 0.23 17.903
Perceived susceptibility/country 0.84 0.29 16.519
Perceived benefits 0.89 0.21 17.052
Preventive/Protective Behaviors Mask-wearing Modified from 13,43 7 0.81 0.34 0.62 0.88
Social distancing 0.83 0.31 18.851
Good hand hygiene practices 0.87 0.24 17.769
Going sightseeing or travel 0.87 0.24 17.756
Socializing with others 0.71 0.50 13.657
Going shopping 0.67 0.55 12.667
Visiting entertainment venues 0.77 0.41 15.026