Presentation Title

The Relationship Between Covid-19 Pandemic Protective Behaviors and General Risk-Taking Behaviors.

Location

Online - Session 6B

Start Date

4-21-2021 6:00 PM

Major Field of Study

Psychology

Second Major

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Covid-19 Pandemic Risk-Avoidance Guidelines, as set forth by the CDC, and General Risk-Taking Behaviors were evaluated to see if there was some sort of relationship between them. Individuals in the age group of 18-25 were studied because there is a lot of research pointing to people of this age demographic having enough independence to make choices regarding their general health and well-being, but also are not quite mature enough to make sound decisions. Another reason is because most college students are in this age range, and there tend to be more parties and other social activities throughout their demographic. This directly relates to the pandemic, because CDC guidelines recommend to social distance in order to stop the spread of the virus. It was expected that college students might have a particularly hard time adjusting to this because a lot of their life revolves around social interactions with classmates, fellow athletes, or dorm roommates. Using the DOSPERT (risking taking) Scale to determine how each individual perceives risk and how this is related to what actions or behaviors they take during the Pandemic, it was hypothesized that those who do not do regular COVID protective measures (mask wearing and social distancing) are doing so because they: 1) do not believe the risk information, or 2) believe the information by are general risk-takers in other areas of life.

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Apr 21st, 6:00 PM

The Relationship Between Covid-19 Pandemic Protective Behaviors and General Risk-Taking Behaviors.

Online - Session 6B

Covid-19 Pandemic Risk-Avoidance Guidelines, as set forth by the CDC, and General Risk-Taking Behaviors were evaluated to see if there was some sort of relationship between them. Individuals in the age group of 18-25 were studied because there is a lot of research pointing to people of this age demographic having enough independence to make choices regarding their general health and well-being, but also are not quite mature enough to make sound decisions. Another reason is because most college students are in this age range, and there tend to be more parties and other social activities throughout their demographic. This directly relates to the pandemic, because CDC guidelines recommend to social distance in order to stop the spread of the virus. It was expected that college students might have a particularly hard time adjusting to this because a lot of their life revolves around social interactions with classmates, fellow athletes, or dorm roommates. Using the DOSPERT (risking taking) Scale to determine how each individual perceives risk and how this is related to what actions or behaviors they take during the Pandemic, it was hypothesized that those who do not do regular COVID protective measures (mask wearing and social distancing) are doing so because they: 1) do not believe the risk information, or 2) believe the information by are general risk-takers in other areas of life.