Women are more meticulous in their protection against coronavirus. Women more often keep a distance of two meters, wash their hands regularly, and wear masks where appropriate.
Women are more likely than men to follow the instructions of health authorities and experts on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to scientists in the US. Among other things, women more often keep a distance of two meters, wash their hands regularly, and wear masks where appropriate.
The researchers Gieil universities and New York led the Turkish origin social psychologist Dr. Irmak octene, who made the relevant publication on «Behavioral Science and Policy», emphasized that before the pandemic women -synths- visited doctors more often than, what men and more systematically followed their recommendations, while traditionally giving more importance to the health of others.
“It is therefore not surprising that these trends translate into greater efforts by women to prevent the spread of the pandemic,” Dr Okten said.
The researchers based their findings on three studies. In the first, in 800 people, women were found to comply more with social distance measures (following a two-meter rule, staying at home, avoiding contact with relatives and friends), as well as hand washing.
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In the second study, which involved watching 300 people on the street in different places, a higher percentage of women (58%) than men (42%) wore masks in a normal way, ie with nose and mouth coverage.
The third study, which analyzed anonymous data from millions of cell phones, found that areas with a higher proportion of women than men showed better social distancing. On the other hand, more women than men reported negative emotions (anxiety, etc.) about the pandemic and attributed part of their cautious behavior to them, combined with an increased sense of responsibility towards themselves and them. others.
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