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Who complies with COVID-19 transmission mitigation behavioral guidelines?

Abstract : During the past 6 months, the world has lost almost 950,000 lives because of the outbreak of COVID-19, with more than 31 million individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide. In response, lockdowns, and various other policies have been implemented. Unfortunately, many individuals are violating those policies and governments have been urging people to comply with the behavioral guidelines. In this paper, we argue that personality traits need to be considered to understand and encourage more effective public compliance with COVID 19 transmission mitigation behavioral guidelines. Using a sample of 8,548 individuals from Japan, we show that certain personality traits are related to the tendency to comply with COVID-19 transmission mitigation behavioral guidelines. We emphasize the importance of understanding why people respond differently to the same authority’s messages and provide actionable insights for government policy makers and those who implement policies.
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Ahmed Maged Nofal, Gabriella Cacciotti, Nick Lee. Who complies with COVID-19 transmission mitigation behavioral guidelines?. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2020, 15 (10), ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0240396⟩. ⟨hal-02962370⟩



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