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dc.contributor.authorHarper, Craig A.
dc.contributor.authorSatchell, Liam
dc.contributor.authorFido, Dean
dc.contributor.authorLatzman, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-04T10:49:25Z
dc.date.available2020-05-04T10:49:25Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-27
dc.identifier.citationHarper, C. A., Satchell, L., Fido, D., & Latzman, R. (2020). 'Functional fear predicts public health compliance in the COVID-19 pandemic'. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, pp. 1-14.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1557-1874
dc.identifier.doi10.31234/osf.io/jkfu3
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11469-020-00281-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624780
dc.description.abstractIn the current context of the global pandemic of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), health professionals are working with social scientists to inform government policy on how to slow the spread of the virus. An increasing amount of social scientific research has looked at the role of public message framing, for instance, but few studies have thus far examined the role of individual differences in emotional and personality-based variables in predicting virus-mitigating behaviors. In this study we recruited a large international community sample (N = 324) to complete measures of self-perceived risk of contracting COVID-19, fear of the virus, moral foundations, political orientation, and behavior change in response to the pandemic. Consistently, the only predictor of positive behavior change (e.g., social distancing, improved hand hygiene) was fear of COVID-19, with no effect of politically-relevant variables. We discuss these data in relation to the potentially functional nature of fear in global health crises.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNAen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://psyarxiv.com/jkfu3/en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11469-020-00281-5en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectpandemic responseen_US
dc.subjecthealth anxietyen_US
dc.subjectsocial distancingen_US
dc.subjecthand hygieneen_US
dc.subjectpublic healthen_US
dc.titleFunctional fear predicts public health compliance in the COVID-19 pandemicen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1557-1882
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Winchesteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addictionen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-04-12
dc.author.detail786105en_US


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