research product . Other ORP type . 2021

Dataset used in the publication: "Coronavirus risk perception and compliance with social distancing measures in a sample of young adults: Evidence from Switzerland" by Axel Franzen and Fabienne Wöhner

Franzen, Axel; Wöhner, Fabienne;
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  • Published: 02 Feb 2021
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The health risk of the coronavirus pandemic is age-specific. The symptoms of a COVID-19 infection are usually mild in the healthy population below the age of 65; however, the measures laid down to prevent the spread of the virus apply typically to the whole population. Hence, those who have a low risk of severe symptoms face a social dilemma in cooperating and complying with the safety measures: Cooperating in preventing the spread of the disease is good for society but comes with individual costs. These costs provide an incentive not to cooperate with the safety measures. In this paper we analyze via structural equation modelling a sample of young adults (N = 5...
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free text keywords: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology, 610 Medicine & health
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