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Commentary on: Nivette, A, Ribeaud, D, Murray, A, et al. Non-compliance with COVID-19 related public health measures among young adults in Switzerland: Insight from longitudinal cohort study. Soc Sci Med 2020; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113370.
Implications for practice and research
Developing targeted, evidence-based public health measures is necessary to increase compliance with COVID-19 public health measures
Future research should focus on analysis of targeted interventions on mitigating non-compliance attitudes in high-risk populations.
Compliance with public health guidelines has become increased in global importance since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While a growing body of research on how personality and individual differences predict compliance with health guidelines during the pandemic,1 Nivette and colleagues examined prior social and psychological factors linked to non-compliance in adolescents and young adults during the pandemic.
Using a prospective-longitudinal cohort study with data before and during the pandemic in Switzerland, Nivette …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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