Actions
  • shareshare
  • link
  • cite
  • add
add
auto_awesome_motion View all 7 versions
Publication . Article . 2021

COVID-19 compliance behaviors of older people: The role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills

Andrew E. Clark; Conchita D'Ambrosio; Ilke Onur; Rong Zhu;
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Nov 2021
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract

This paper examines the empirical relationship between individuals’ cognitive and non-cognitive abilities and COVID-19 compliance behaviors using cross-country data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). We find that both cognitive and non-cognitive skills predict responsible health behaviors during the COVID-19 crisis. Episodic memory is the most important cognitive skill, while conscientiousness and neuroticism are the most significant personality traits. There is also some evidence of a role for an internal locus of control in compliance. usc Refereed/Peer-reviewed

Subjects by Vocabulary

Medical Subject Headings: education

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Psychology Cognitive skill Locus of control Episodic memory Neuroticism Developmental psychology Big Five personality traits Cognition Conscientiousness Compliance (psychology)

Subjects

Cognitive skills, Locus of control, Personality traits, Compliance, JEL: D - Microeconomics/D.D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty/D.D8.D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty, JEL: H - Public Economics/H.H1 - Structure and Scope of Government/H.H1.H12 - Crisis Management, JEL: I - Health, Education, and Welfare/I.I1 - Health/I.I1.I12 - Health Behavior, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance, Economics and Econometrics, Finance, Article, cognitive skills, locus of control, personality traits, compliance

Funded by
EC| SERISS
Project
SERISS
Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 654221
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
,
EC| SSHOC
Project
SSHOC
Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 823782
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
,
EC| SHARE-COHESION
Project
SHARE-COHESION
Cohesion in further developing and innovating SHARE across all 28 member countries
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 870628
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
,
EC| SHARE-DEV3
Project
SHARE-DEV3
Achieving world-class standards in all SHARE countries
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 676536
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Related to Research communities
Social Science and Humanities
Download fromView all 3 sources
lock_open
Economics Letters
Article . 2021
Providers: PubMed Central
moresidebar