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Ideological and psychological predictors of COVID-19-related collective action, opinions, and health compliance across three nations

Ideological and psychological predictors of COVID-19-related collective action, opinions, and health compliance across three nations
Ideological and psychological predictors of COVID-19-related collective action, opinions, and health compliance across three nations
Until vaccines or treatments are widely available and used, behavioral change (e.g. social distancing) on an unparalleled collective scale is the chief way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Relying on ideology and collective action models as conceptual frameworks, in the present study the role of ideological and psychological factors in COVID-19 -related opinions, health compliance behaviors, and collective action were examined in three countries. Results, examining country as a moderator, showed some politically conservative orientations, especially social dominance orientation, relate to less collective action, less support of measures to manage COVID-19, and lower compliance. Variables, including empathy for those affected by COVID-19 and group efficacy also predicted COVID-19-related attitudes and behavior. Belief in science and perceived risk also emerged as key factors to impact compliance-related attitudes and behaviors. Implications for motivating collective compliance are discussed.
Belief in science, COVID-19, Collective action, Empathy, Group efficacy, Health compliance behavior, Perceived risk, Political ideology, Right-wing authoritarianism, Social dominance orientation
123-143
Choma, Becky
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Gordon, Hodson
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Sumantrya, David
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Hanoch, Yaniv
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Gummerum, Michaela
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Gordon, Hodson
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Sumantrya, David
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Hanoch, Yaniv
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Gummerum, Michaela
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Choma, Becky, Gordon, Hodson, Sumantrya, David, Hanoch, Yaniv and Gummerum, Michaela (2021) Ideological and psychological predictors of COVID-19-related collective action, opinions, and health compliance across three nations. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 9 (1), 123-143. (doi:10.5964/jspp.5585).

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Until vaccines or treatments are widely available and used, behavioral change (e.g. social distancing) on an unparalleled collective scale is the chief way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Relying on ideology and collective action models as conceptual frameworks, in the present study the role of ideological and psychological factors in COVID-19 -related opinions, health compliance behaviors, and collective action were examined in three countries. Results, examining country as a moderator, showed some politically conservative orientations, especially social dominance orientation, relate to less collective action, less support of measures to manage COVID-19, and lower compliance. Variables, including empathy for those affected by COVID-19 and group efficacy also predicted COVID-19-related attitudes and behavior. Belief in science and perceived risk also emerged as key factors to impact compliance-related attitudes and behaviors. Implications for motivating collective compliance are discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 December 2020
Published date: 19 February 2021
Keywords: Belief in science, COVID-19, Collective action, Empathy, Group efficacy, Health compliance behavior, Perceived risk, Political ideology, Right-wing authoritarianism, Social dominance orientation

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Local EPrints ID: 447231
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447231
PURE UUID: a4409adc-82ee-44c4-ac62-a16153810e6d
ORCID for Yaniv Hanoch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9453-4588

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Date deposited: 05 Mar 2021 17:30
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 02:15

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Author: Becky Choma
Author: Hodson Gordon
Author: David Sumantrya
Author: Yaniv Hanoch ORCID iD
Author: Michaela Gummerum

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