Health-protective behaviour, social media usage and conspiracy belief during the COVID-19 public health emergency

@article{Allington2020HealthprotectiveBS,
  title={Health-protective behaviour, social media usage and conspiracy belief during the COVID-19 public health emergency},
  author={D. Allington and B. Duffy and S. Wessely and Nayana Dhavan and J. Rubin},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2020},
  pages={1 - 7}
}
  • D. Allington, B. Duffy, +2 authors J. Rubin
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Background Social media platforms have long been recognised as major disseminators of health misinformation. Many previous studies have found a negative association between health-protective behaviours and belief in the specific form of misinformation popularly known as ‘conspiracy theory’. Concerns have arisen regarding the spread of COVID-19 conspiracy theories on social media. Methods Three questionnaire surveys of social media use, conspiracy beliefs and health-protective behaviours with… CONTINUE READING
    53 Citations

    Tables and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Associations Between COVID-19 Misinformation Exposure and Belief With COVID-19 Knowledge and Preventive Behaviors: Cross-Sectional Online Study
    • 7
    COVID-19 misinformation in Australia: key groups and trends over time in a national longitudinal survey.
    • 1
    COVID-19: Beliefs in misinformation in the Australian community
    • 5
    • PDF
    COVID-19 Misinformation Trends in Australia: Prospective Longitudinal National Survey
    Information on COVID-19 and Psychological Distress in a Sample of Non-Health Workers during the Pandemic Period
    • 2
    • PDF
    Psychological and behavioural responses to COVID-19: a China–Britain comparison
    • 2
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 32 REFERENCES
    Conspiracy Beliefs About Birth Control: Barriers to Pregnancy Prevention Among African Americans of Reproductive Age
    • S. Thorburn, L. Bogart
    • Medicine
    • Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education
    • 2005
    • 114
    AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs and Unsafe Sex in Cape Town
    • 40
    The Effects of Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theories on Vaccination Intentions
    • 283
    • PDF
    YouTube as a source of information on COVID-19: a pandemic of misinformation?
    • 55
    • PDF
    Systematic Literature Review on the Spread of Health-related Misinformation on Social Media
    • 123
    • PDF
    Assessment of vaccination-related information for consumers available on Facebook.
    • 25
    Coronavirus conspiracy beliefs, mistrust, and compliance with government guidelines in England
    • 55
    • PDF