research product . 2021

“Responsible” or “Strange”? Differences in Face Mask Use Between Chinese and Non-Chinese Canadians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ying Shan Doris Zhang; Kimberly Noels; Heather Young Leslie; Nigel Mantou Lou;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Jun 2021
  • Country: Canada
Objectives: Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese and non-Chinese Canadians exhibited differential support for public mask use, which may have implications for public health and interethnic relations. Such differences were primarily attributed to variations in ethnic norms and practices by journalists and scholars, with relatively fewer research examining the role of subjective attitudes. To promote greater public mask use and intergroup understanding, this mixed-methods research examines Chinese and non-Chinese Canadians’ mask use attitudes with the goal of acquiring an in-depth understanding of their rationales for mask wearing. Design: This research contain...
free text keywords: COVID-19, Masks, Cultural Variations, Attitudes, Interethnic Relations, Public Health
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