Tell me what you are like and I will tell you what you believe in: Social representations of COVID-19 in the Americas, Europe and Asia

dc.contributor.authorPizarro, José
dc.contributor.authorCakal, Huseyin
dc.contributor.authorMéndez, Lander
dc.contributor.authorDa Costa, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorZumeta, Larraitz
dc.contributor.authorGracia-Leiva, Marcela
dc.contributor.authorBasabe, Nekane
dc.contributor.authorNavarro-Carrilo, Ginés
dc.contributor.authorCazan, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorKeshavarzi, Saeed
dc.contributor.authorLópez-López, Wilson
dc.contributor.authorYahiiaiev, Illia
dc.contributor.authorAlzugaray-Ponce, Carolina
dc.contributor.authorVillagrán, Loreto
dc.contributor.authorMoyano-Díaz, Emilio
dc.contributor.authorPetrovic, Nebojsa
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Mathias
dc.contributor.authorTechio, Elza
dc.contributor.authorWlodarczyk, Ana
dc.contributor.authorAlfaro-Beracoechea, Laura
dc.contributor.authorIbarra, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorPsaltis, Charis
dc.contributor.authorMichael, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorMhaskar, Sumeet
dc.contributor.authorMartínez-Zelaya, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.authorBilbao, Marian
dc.contributor.authorDelfino, Gisela
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Catarina
dc.contributor.authorPinto, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorZehra-Mohsin, Falak
dc.contributor.authorEspinosa, Agustín
dc.contributor.authorCueto, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorCavalli, Stefano
dc.description.abstractThis study analyses the range and content of Social Representations (SSRRs) about the COVID-19 pandemic in 21 geographical zones from 17 countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia (N = 4430). Following the theoretical framework of Social Representations Theory, as well as psychosocial consequences of pandemics and crises, we evaluate the perceptions of severity and risks, the agreement with different SSRRs, and participants’ Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) and agreement with Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA). Different sets of beliefs as SSRRs are discussed and their prevalence and association with contextual variables (e.g., new contagions and deaths during data collection). Results show that severity and risk perceptions were associated with different SSRRs of the pandemics. In specific, to SSRRs focusing on Emerging Externalizing zoonotic and ecological factors, to Polemic Conspiracies, a view of Elite and Masses Villains, as well as Personal Responsibility in the pandemic. Further, these effects are replicated in most geographical areas. Additional meta-analyses and multi-level regressions show that Risk Perception was a consistent explanatory variable even after controlling demographics and ‘real risk’ (i.e., actual number of contagious and deaths), suggesting that, while coping and making sense of the pandemic, there is a shift to more authoritarian-alike responses.es_ES
dc.sourcePapers on Social Representationses_ES
dc.subjectSocial representationses_ES
dc.subjectRisk perceptiones_ES
dc.subjectSocio-Political orientationses_ES
dc.titleTell me what you are like and I will tell you what you believe in: Social representations of COVID-19 in the Americas, Europe and Asiaes_ES
dc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
uvm.escuelaEscuela de Ciencias Jurídicas y Socialeses_ES
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