He CRIMINA Center of the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche prepares a study that aims to determine the factors that influence whether the population decides to comply with confinement or not, after the decree of the State of alarm of March 14.

He fear of contagion, the size of the house or high penalties are some of the questions that are proposed in this research as variables that can affect the decision to stay home or not, with the aim of preventing this type of behavior.

A study on compliance with confinement by COVID-19

The authors of this study are the director of the Crímina Center of the UMH, Fernando Miró, the research of this Center Ana Belén Gómez and the researcher of the University of Girona Steven Kemp. In addition to Spain, this research is carried out in parallel in the United Kingdom, which will allow compare data among the results obtained with the Spanish sample and the British sample.

Since the Alarm status On March 14, the majority of the population had their freedom of movement reduced due to having to remain confined at home, with certain exceptions. These include going to supermarkets, to the tobacco shop, walking pets or working with proper authorization and always with respect for basic recommendations.

However, the data provided by the bodies and security forces of the State indicate that a part of the citizenship decides to break the confinement, either for ignoring your obligation to stay at home or for abusing exceptional cases in which you can leave. The authors of this study have developed a questionnaire that includes a series of variables that can influence the population’s decision-making on whether or not to comply with confinement.

Those
people interested in participating in this research can
do it through the form https://forms.gle/JqWPSLZDzbh8oULKA.
As compensation for the time of the participants, 5 vouchers are raffled
50 euros each to make purchases on Amazon.

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