Predictors of adherence to public health behaviors for fighting COVID-19 derived from longitudinal data

PsyCorona Collaboration, Birga M Schumpe*, Caspar J Van Lissa, Jocelyn J Bélanger, Kai Ruggeri, Jochen Mierau, Claudia F Nisa, Erica Molinario, Michele J Gelfand, Wolfgang Stroebe, Maximilian Agostini, Ben Gützkow, Bertus F Jeronimus, Jannis Kreienkamp, Maja Kutlaca, Edward P Lemay, Anne Margit Reitsema, Michelle R vanDellen, Georgios Abakoumkin, Jamilah Hanum Abdul KhaiyomVjollca Ahmedi, Handan Akkas, Carlos A Almenara, Mohsin Atta, Sabahat Cigdem Bagci, Sima Basel, Edona Berisha Kida, Allan B I Bernardo, Nicholas R Buttrick, Phatthanakit Chobthamkit, Hoon-Seok Choi, Mioara Cristea, Sara Csaba, Kaja Damnjanović, Ivan Danyliuk, Arobindu Dash, Daniela Di Santo, Karen M Douglas, Violeta Enea, Daiane Faller, Yasin Koc, Joshua Krause, Anton P Martinez, Solomiia Myroniuk, Boglárka Nyúl, Michelle K Ryan, Edyta Sasin, Samiah Sultana, Jolien A van Breen, Kees Van Veen, N Pontus Leander

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The present paper examines longitudinally how subjective perceptions about COVID-19, one's community, and the government predict adherence to public health measures to reduce the spread of the virus. Using an international survey (N = 3040), we test how infection risk perception, trust in the governmental response and communications about COVID-19, conspiracy beliefs, social norms on distancing, tightness of culture, and community punishment predict various containment-related attitudes and behavior. Autoregressive analyses indicate that, at the personal level, personal hygiene behavior was predicted by personal infection risk perception. At social level, social distancing behaviors such as abstaining from face-to-face contact were predicted by perceived social norms. Support for behavioral mandates was predicted by confidence in the government and cultural tightness, whereas support for anti-lockdown protests was predicted by (lower) perceived clarity of communication about the virus. Results are discussed in light of policy implications and creating effective interventions.

Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer3824
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftScientific Reports
Volume12
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
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StatusPublished - 9-mrt-2022

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