The Role of Media on Knowledge, Awareness and Students' Attitude during Movement Control Order (MCO)


  • Noreen Noor Abd Aziz Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor
  • Juliana Mohd Abdul Kadir Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor
  • Nadia Nurul Najwa Mohamad Hassan Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor
  • Nor Balkish Zakaria Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Gancar Candra Premananto Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia



The Malaysian government had announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) to handle the Covid-19 crisis. During MCO, the government has used media channels to spread the information to the public. This research aims to identify the mediating part of both knowledge and awareness between students' attitude and media role during MCO. The findings from 338 respondents analysed using structural equation modelling found that knowledge and awareness mediate between media and students' attitude. This study could guide policymakers to promote a greater understanding of the coronavirus pandemic by using the mass media.

Keywords: Knowledge, Awareness, Attitude, Role of Media

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.




How to Cite

Abd Aziz, N. N., Mohd Abdul Kadir, J., Mohamad Hassan, N. N. N. ., Zakaria, N. B. ., & Premananto, G. C. . (2021). The Role of Media on Knowledge, Awareness and Students’ Attitude during Movement Control Order (MCO). Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 23-29.

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