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Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(1), 39-45
DOI: 10.12691/jbms-10-1-5
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Impact of Family Participation on Vaccination Decisions During the Outbreak: An Online Questionnaire Survey of Taiwanese People

Ching-Fang Wu1, Shih-Chieh Fang1, and Ching Ying Huang1

1Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Pub. Date: January 20, 2022

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Ching-Fang Wu, Shih-Chieh Fang and Ching Ying Huang. Impact of Family Participation on Vaccination Decisions During the Outbreak: An Online Questionnaire Survey of Taiwanese People. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022; 10(1):39-45. doi: 10.12691/jbms-10-1-5


COVID-19 is the most alarming public health crisis of the century. There have been many studies related to vaccine hesitancy to date. However, most of these studies discussed the influencing factors of vaccination decision-making from a micro level. Further, the influence of the relationship networks on personal decision-making was seldom addressed. This study mainly aimed to explore the acceptance level of the COVID-19 vaccine and its relationship with family participation among the Taiwanese population. An independently-developed questionnaire was used to conduct an online cross-sectional survey during Taiwan’s Level 3 alert period from June 30 to July 30, 2021. The study participants were people over 18 years of age and lived in Taiwan. A total of 1 108 participants were ultimately included in the analysis, and the logistic regression model was used for analysis. The study results showed that during Level 3 alert period, the vaccine acceptance level was high in Taiwan, with an overall 88.62% of the participants expressing their willingness to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccination decision (willingness or undecided) was not associated with age, education level, or gender but with family members’ participation and participation level. The odds of “participants who would discuss with their families” was 0.596 times that of “participants who do not discuss with their families.” Therefore, for a unit increase in the family participation scale score, the odds of being willing to be vaccinated would decrease by 0.789. Specifically, the odds would be reduced by (0.454-1)*100% = 54.6%.

COVID-19 family participation vaccination decision-making logistic regression analysis

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