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dc.contributor.authorZysset, Annina-
dc.contributor.authorSchlatter, Nadine-
dc.contributor.authorvon Wyl, Agnes-
dc.contributor.authorHuber, Marion-
dc.contributor.authorVolken, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorDratva, Julia-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Young adults are not considered a risk group, but the public health response to COVID-19 impacts all citizens. We investigated the impact on young adults’ and their adherence to containment measures addressing potential gender differences. Methods: In April 2020 12 341 students of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences were invited to a longitudinal health survey. Survey topics spanned socio-demographic data, students’ health status and behavior, COVID-19 specific impact, concerns, information sources, adherence to containment measures, and trust in government bodies. Group comparisons by gender and multivariate ordinal regression models assessing adherence to restrictions of mobility and social contacts were conducted (n = 2373). Results: Mean age was 26.4 (SD = 5.6), 70% were female. 43.5% reported some concern about their own health, 2.7% stated major worries. Women experienced more conflicts (p < 0.000) and, enjoyed time with the family more (p < 0.000). Men felt less locked up (p = 0.001). The most frequented COVID-19 information source was public media (48%) and confidence in government bodies was high (82%) for both genders. Men yielded lower adjusted odds (OR; 95%-CI) of adherence regarding the following measures: social distancing (0.68; 0.53–0.87), non-utilization of public transport (0.74; 0.56–0.97), 5-person limit for social gatherings (0.47; 0.35–0.64) and the stay at home rule (0.64; 0.51–0.82). Conclusion: Early in the pandemic a high degree of adherence was observed in this young academic population. Containment measures restricting movement and social contact yielded considerable differences by gender, information source and perceived susceptibility to the virus. More targeted communication may increase adherence regarding mobility restrictions.de_CH
dc.publisherOxford University Pressde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Promotion Internationalde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectPublic healthde_CH
dc.subjectEmerging adulthoodde_CH
dc.subject.ddc305: Personengruppen (Alter, Herkunft, Geschlecht, Einkommen)de_CH
dc.subject.ddc614: Public Health und Gesundheitsförderungde_CH
dc.titleStudents’ experience and adherence to containment measures during COVID-19 in Switzerlandde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
zhaw.departementAngewandte Psychologiede_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Public Health (IPH)de_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitPsychologisches Institut (PI)de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.webfeedG: Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichende_CH
zhaw.funding.zhawGesundheit von Studierenden in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemiede_CH
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