What is it about?

In this paper, we tried two nudging interventions to increase hand washing in the shopping street during COVID-19. We used a gain-frame nudge and a salience nudge. For the gain-frame, we stressed that washing hands would reduce the chance of becoming ill. For the salience nudge, we put floor-level arrows towards the hand desinfection stand. Both interventions raised hand washing, but not to statistical significance.

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Why is it important?

Hand hygiene is one of the main ways we can combat the spread of COVID-19, and finding ways to increase hand washing with the general public is therefore vital in preventing the disease from spreading.

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This page is a summary of: Nudging to increase hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic: A field experiment., Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, July 2021, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/cbs0000245.
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