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Table 5 Effects of RC on RP and Protective/preventive behaviors

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

Hypothesis Direct effect Indirect effect
Path coefficient t-value P Path coefficient t-value P
RC >>> RP 0.492 6.396 ***    
RP >>> RC 0.448 5.436 ***    
RC >>> RP >>> RC     0.276 4.115 ***
RP >>> RC >>> RP     0.269 4.078 ***
RP >>> Behaviors 0.633 8.647 ***    
RC >>> Behaviors 0.508 7.128 ***    
RC >>> RP >>> Behaviors     0.328 5.221 ***
  1. ***Denotes p < 0.0001