Exploring the Compliance Behaviour During COVID-19 Pandemic from Social Psychology Perspectives

Abdul Rashid, Abdul Aziz and Zuraina, Ali and Najihah, Mohd Noor and Shahirah, Sulaiman (2021) Exploring the Compliance Behaviour During COVID-19 Pandemic from Social Psychology Perspectives. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences (IJARBSS), 11 (7). pp. 561-578. ISSN 2222-6990. (Published)

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The study explores on the compliance behaviour of Malaysians during the pandemic of COVID-19 from the social psychology perspectives. Most of the research materials referred in this study are from secondary resources which are from research articles, newspaper articles, materials from magazines and bulletin. Then, content analysis was employed to obtain relevant themes for the study. Five themes are identified namely, (i) social norms during themCOVID-19 outbreak, (ii) compliance with new norms through social restrictions, (iii) social conformity to adhere to new norms, (iv) optimistic bias during new norms and (v) diffusion of responsibilities during new norms. The implication of the study showed that there are varies compliance and non-compliance behaviours that are demonstrated by fellow Malaysians as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down. It is therefore vital for Malaysians to follow the appropriate Standard Operation Procedures and be vigilant and resilient in facing this pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 Outbreak, Compliance Behaviour, Social Psychology, Pandemic, New Norms
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty/Division: Center for Modern Languages
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 01:39
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 01:39
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/31747
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