Public Behavior and Attitude Towards Government Policies During the Pandemic of COVID-19 in Indonesia
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- COVID-19 pandemic, society awareness, government policy
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected global social life. By far, cases of COVID-19 transmission in Indonesia have not shown a significant decrease. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 outbreak requires society awareness to consistently implement health protocols and comply with government policies. This study aims to describe public behavior in implementing a healthy life and how public attitude complies with government policies related to COVID-19. This research is a quantitative descriptive study conducted by collecting data through online survey and literature studies. The survey was conducted with a non-probability sampling design that combines convenience and snowball techniques for 11 days and obtained 911 respondents from all regions of Indonesia. The result shows that respondents had raised awareness toward the importance of implementing health protocols during a pandemic. The respondents also generally agree with the policies taken by the government in preventing the spread of COVID-19., such as stopping public transportation, closing houses of worship, and so on. However, respondents do not agree with the policy of ceasing market activities. The findings was confirmed because the respondents has good information literacy since they are internet users. This is consistent with other studies which suggest that people with low levels of information literacy tend to neglect the implementation of health protocols. This study emphasizes the importance of disseminating information by media related to the pandemic and equitable internet access so that all people can get adequate information.
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TY - CONF AU - Erisva Hakiki Purwaningsih AU - Qur’ani Dewi Kusumawardani AU - Marudur Pandapotan Damanik PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/08 TI - Public Behavior and Attitude Towards Government Policies During the Pandemic of COVID-19 in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Law and Human Rights 2020 (ICLHR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 426 EP - 431 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210506.056 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210506.056 ID - Purwaningsih2021 ER -