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| Published: May 25, 2020

The fear of coronavirus (COVID-19): predictors in an online study conducted in Bhavnagar

Dr. Jignesh A. Vegad

Ph.D., Department of Education, M.K. Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.256/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.256

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This study was conducted to investigate the difference in the fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bhavnagar district people. To better understand predictors of the fear of coronavirus, we conducted an online survey (N = 238) between 25 and 29 April 2020, The survey was conducted five days after the outbreak of the corona virus in Bhavnagar created an atmosphere of fear. Prepared by a researcher in this survey Fear was measured by using Google Forms (2000) for questions such as virus transmission, rumours, news, quarantine area, death statistics, etc. the collected data was statically analysed with the help of “t” test. Result showed that there is no significant impact of rural and urban Area in type of resident (t =0.34), there is no significant impact of  40 year above and 40 year below Age in years (t =0.11), there is no significant impact of  male and female in Gender (t =0.12).

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Dr. Jignesh A. Vegad @ jig.vegad@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.256/20200802

10.25215/0802.256

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