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Ammann, Jeanine
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Casagrande, Meret
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2021-08-06T10:47:41Z
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2021-07-28T03:13:26Z
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2021-08-06T10:47:41Z
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2021-07-14
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1932-6203
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10.1371/journal.pone.0254648
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/497947
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10.3929/ethz-b-000497947
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In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, personal hygiene behaviours such as proper handwashing have gained significantly more attention and interpersonal contact is performed with great care. Disgust, as a disease-avoidance mechanism, can play an important role in the promotion of hygiene behaviour. We know from previous research that pathogen disgust can be a predictor of an individual's behaviour in the pandemic. Given that the pandemic greatly affects our food and eating behaviour, the current study aims to add to the existing evidence and to complement it by investigating the role of food-specific disgust in the pandemic. For that, we conducted an online survey in Germany in April 2020, while the pandemic was spreading in Europe. A total of 519 participants completed the survey and provided information about their COVID-19-related attitudes and behaviours and about their food disgust sensitivity. The results show that food disgust sensitivity is an important predictor for an individual's feelings, shopping behaviour, and disease-preventive behaviour related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that the success of political measures to fight the pandemic critically depends on the population to support and follow the proposed measures, a better understanding of the factors driving individual behaviour is key. Implications for pandemic management are discussed.
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Public Library of Science
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Food disgust sensitivity predicts diseasepreventing behaviour beyond the food domain in the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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PLoS ONE
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16
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7
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PLoS ONE
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e0254648
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11 p.
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San Francisco, CA
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published
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2021-07-28T03:13:35Z
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