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Title: A mindful path to the COVID-19 pandemic: an approach to promote physical distancing behavior
Authors: Kumar, Sachin
Panda, Tapan K
Behl, Abhishek
Kumar, Anil
Issue Date: 23-Dec-2020
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Citation Kumar, S., Panda, T.K., Behl, A. and Kumar, A. (2020), "A mindful path to the COVID-19 pandemic: an approach to promote physical distancing behavior", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Abstract: Purpose The present situation is marked by the threat of COVID-19 pandemic on entire humankind and researchers across the globe are looking forward to vaccines or medicines to tackle COVID-19. However, according to the scholars and health-care agencies, vaccines alone would not be of much help and in the longer run adhering to the physical distancing policy along with sanitation could be the only solution. Moreover, extant studies across different areas have noted a positive association between various human psychological factors and prosocial behaviours. Additionally, an empirical study undertaken in the western context has tried exploring the association between human psychological factors and physical distancing behaviour (a kind of prosocial behaviour) in the COVID-19 context. The results of the extant study seem intriguing and encouraging enough to undertake a more robust exploratory study in this developing area. Against this background, this study aims to explore the relationship between individuals’ mindfulness and physical distancing behaviour, along with the mediating role of empathy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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