Surveys increase health behaviours

Response Bias and Public Health
Intervention Public Health

How survey responses improve actual behaviours

Intervention Description

This study reviewed the results of five field studies to form a better understanding of how surveying participants can change their behavior. Three of the studies surrounded the topic of health and two of the studies were in regards to microlending. Behaviors were tracked using measures that did not rely on direct participant feedback. The results showed that in the health related survey conditions, beneficial behaviors increased after being surveyed, whereas in the microlending conditions, beneficial behaviors increased after being surveyed, whereas in the microlending surveys, borrowing behavior did not change significantly.

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