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Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk.

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Nisa, CF; Bélanger, JJ; Faller, DG; Buttrick, NR; Mierau, JO; Austin, MMK; Schumpe, BM; Sasin, EM; Agostini, M; Gützkow, B; Kreienkamp, J ...
Published in: Scientific reports
May 2021

This paper examines whether compliance with COVID-19 mitigation measures is motivated by wanting to save lives or save the economy (or both), and which implications this carries to fight the pandemic. National representative samples were collected from 24 countries (N = 25,435). The main predictors were (1) perceived risk to contract coronavirus, (2) perceived risk to suffer economic losses due to coronavirus, and (3) their interaction effect. Individual and country-level variables were added as covariates in multilevel regression models. We examined compliance with various preventive health behaviors and support for strict containment policies. Results show that perceived economic risk consistently predicted mitigation behavior and policy support-and its effects were positive. Perceived health risk had mixed effects. Only two significant interactions between health and economic risk were identified-both positive.

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Scientific reports

DOI

EISSN

2045-2322

ISSN

2045-2322

Publication Date

May 2021

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start / End Page

9669

Related Subject Headings

  • Work
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Risk
  • Perception
  • Pandemics
  • Humans
  • Health Status
  • Health Behavior
  • Employment
  • Communicable Disease Control
 

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Nisa, C. F., Bélanger, J. J., Faller, D. G., Buttrick, N. R., Mierau, J. O., Austin, M. M. K., … Leander, N. P. (2021). Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 9669. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88314-4
Nisa, Claudia F., Jocelyn J. Bélanger, Daiane G. Faller, Nicholas R. Buttrick, Jochen O. Mierau, Maura M. K. Austin, Birga M. Schumpe, et al. “Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk.Scientific Reports 11, no. 1 (May 2021): 9669. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88314-4.
Nisa CF, Bélanger JJ, Faller DG, Buttrick NR, Mierau JO, Austin MMK, et al. Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk. Scientific reports. 2021 May;11(1):9669.
Nisa, Claudia F., et al. “Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk.Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 1, May 2021, p. 9669. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41598-021-88314-4.
Nisa CF, Bélanger JJ, Faller DG, Buttrick NR, Mierau JO, Austin MMK, Schumpe BM, Sasin EM, Agostini M, Gützkow B, Kreienkamp J, Abakoumkin G, Abdul Khaiyom JH, Ahmedi V, Akkas H, Almenara CA, Atta M, Bagci SC, Basel S, Kida EB, Bernardo ABI, Chobthamkit P, Choi H-S, Cristea M, Csaba S, Damnjanović K, Danyliuk I, Dash A, Di Santo D, Douglas KM, Enea V, Fitzsimons G, Gheorghiu A, Gómez Á, Grzymala-Moszczynska J, Hamaidia A, Han Q, Helmy M, Hudiyana J, Jeronimus BF, Jiang D-Y, Jovanović V, Kamenov Ž, Kende A, Keng S-L, Kieu TTT, Koc Y, Kovyazina K, Kozytska I, Krause J, Kruglanski AW, Kurapov A, Kutlaca M, Lantos NA, Lemay EP, Lesmana CBJ, Louis WR, Lueders A, Malik NI, Martinez A, McCabe KO, Mehulić J, Milla MN, Mohammed I, Molinario E, Moyano M, Muhammad H, Mula S, Muluk H, Myroniuk S, Najafi R, Nyúl B, O’Keefe PA, Osuna JJO, Osin EN, Park J, Pica G, Pierro A, Rees J, Reitsema AM, Resta E, Rullo M, Ryan MK, Samekin A, Santtila P, Selim HA, Stanton MV, Sultana S, Sutton RM, Tseliou E, Utsugi A, van Breen JA, Van Lissa CJ, Van Veen K, vanDellen MR, Vázquez A, Wollast R, Yeung VW-L, Zand S, Žeželj IL, Zheng B, Zick A, Zúñiga C, Leander NP. Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk. Scientific reports. 2021 May;11(1):9669.

Published In

Scientific reports

DOI

EISSN

2045-2322

ISSN

2045-2322

Publication Date

May 2021

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start / End Page

9669

Related Subject Headings

  • Work
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Risk
  • Perception
  • Pandemics
  • Humans
  • Health Status
  • Health Behavior
  • Employment
  • Communicable Disease Control