Von Gottberg, C., Krumm, S., Porzsolt, F., and Kilian, R. (2014). The Analysis of Factors Affecting Municipal Employees’ Willingness to Report to Work During an Influenza Pandemic by Means of the Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM). BMC Public Health.
More than 1,500 (non-healthcare) employees in a major German city participated in an online survey that measured variables such as risk perception, role competence, self-efficacy, role importance, sense of duty, and willingness to report to work in the case of a pandemic. Results indicated that nearly 20% would not be willing to report in the event of a pandemic, primarily because of perceived risk of infection and risk of infecting loved ones.