A novel project examining the social transmission of vaccination beliefs and attitudes
The overall aim of the SAFEST project is to test novel methods for mapping populations and monitoring social network and vaccination-related data. Specific objectives of the SAFEST project are:
- Pilot the use of a social network data collection software used to map social networks with members of primary schools’ parent associations.
- Investigate how anti-vaccination beliefs and attitudes are transmitted from one individual to another and whether individuals who hold similar beliefs cluster together by using Social Network Analysis (SNA).
- Experimentally test the use of peer mentors within networks for changing other members’ beliefs and attitudes towards vaccinations.
Project launching: September 2020
Trellis setup: February 2021
The Project SAFEST EXCELLENCE/0918/0115 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.