The COVID-19 Own Risk Appraisal Scale (CORAS): development and validation in two samples from the United Kingdom

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, Fino, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-5095-6014 and Breakwell, G., 2020. The COVID-19 Own Risk Appraisal Scale (CORAS): development and validation in two samples from the United Kingdom. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Perceived risk is an important determinant of the adoption of preventive behaviours. In this article, the psychometric properties of the COVID-19 Own Risk Appraisal Scale (CORAS), including its development and validation in two samples in the United Kingdom, are described. The CORAS is a measure of perceived personal risk of contracting the disease, incorporating primarily intuitive with some analytic risk estimates. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed on data from 470 participants in the United Kingdom who completed the CORAS, the Fear of COVID-19 Scale and the COVID-19 Preventive Behaviours Index. Results showed that a unidimensional, six-item model fits the data well, with satisfactory fit indices, internal consistency and high item loadings onto the factor. We found no statistically significant differences by age, gender or ethnicity. The CORAS correlated positively with the Fear of COVID-19 Scale and the COVID-19 Preventive Behaviours Index, suggesting good concurrent validity.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Health Psychology
Creators: Jaspal, R., Fino, E. and Breakwell, G.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 28 October 2020
ISSN: 1359-1053
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10.1177/1359105320967429DOI
1371695Other
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 30 Oct 2020 14:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 14:49
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41443

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