Realistic Expectations and Prosocial Behavioural Intentions to the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A recent publication by Bjørn Sætrevik employs data collected through the Norwegian Citizen Panel to study how Norwegians experienced the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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“Realistic expectations and Prosocial Behavioral Intentions to the Early Phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Norwegian Population” was recently published in Collabra: Psychology

The article employs data collected in March 2020 as part of an extraordinary round of the Norwegian Citizen Panel, which was fast-tracked to capture the early effects of the pandemic. As the title suggests, Norwegians had realistic expectations of the risks of infection and the probability of serious illness, and most intended to comply with the authorities’ advice to limit the spread of the virus.

Read the open access article here.