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Title

Predicating COVID-19 Health Behaviors Using the Health Belief Model

Presentation Type

Event

Abstract

Coronavirus is a viral disease that caused a global pandemic (COVID-19) in 2020-21. Preventive health behaviors such as social distancing and mask wearing can slow or prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We predicted COVID relevant health behavior using the Health Belief Model in a sample of 154 college students. Health beliefs were moderately to strongly related to mask wearing and social distancing. The results suggest that a public health benefit may be obtained by highlighting susceptibility to COVID and the benefits of health behaviors.

Start Date

12-4-2021 1:30 PM

End Date

12-4-2021 2:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Adam Butler

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title, COVID-19 Attitudes & Behaviors; Monday, April 12, 2021; 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Moderator, Dilbur Arsiwalla.

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Predicating COVID-19 Health Behaviors Using the Health Belief Model

Coronavirus is a viral disease that caused a global pandemic (COVID-19) in 2020-21. Preventive health behaviors such as social distancing and mask wearing can slow or prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We predicted COVID relevant health behavior using the Health Belief Model in a sample of 154 college students. Health beliefs were moderately to strongly related to mask wearing and social distancing. The results suggest that a public health benefit may be obtained by highlighting susceptibility to COVID and the benefits of health behaviors.