Gender Differences in Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus

  title={Gender Differences in Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus},
  author={Irmak Olcaysoy Okten and Anton Gollwitzer and Gabriele Oettingen},
  journal={Behavioral Science \& Policy},
Social distancing and hygiene practices are key to preventing the spread of Coronavirus. However, people vary in the degree to which they follow these practices. Consistent with previous findings that women adhere more to preventative health practices, in Study 1, women reported engaging in preventative practices regarding COVID-19 (e.g., social distancing, hygiene) more so than men. In Study 2, across three different Northeast U.S. locations, we observed a greater percentage of women wearing… 

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