The coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has spread rapidly to China and many other countries, causing an acute infectious outbreak. This epidemic has also reached our country quickly. Thus many measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the virus, and people’s daily lives have changed suddenly and unexpectedly. Regarding preventive measures against coronavirus, universities were closed and switched to online learning. This change made university students one of the groups most affected by the pandemic. This study was based on investigating the level of university students' COVID-19 fear and intolerance of uncertainty. For this purpose, “The Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S)” and “Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-12 (IUS-12)” were applied to 100 university students. The results revealed that students were afraid of COVID-19 in moderate level (16,87±6,69). They were intolerant (38,79±8,81) to uncertainty in moderate level as well. It was determined that COVID-19 fear and intolerance to uncertainty did not differ significantly according to gender. COVID-19 fear levels of students who lost a relative due to coronavirus were found to be significantly higher than students who did not experience any loss. A positive, moderate, and highly significant correlational relationship was observed between COVID-19 fear and intolerance to uncertainty. Fear of COVID-19 also significantly predicts the level of intolerance to uncertainty.
Publication Date : September 15, 2020
|APA||Duman, N . (2020). ÜNİVERSİTE ÖĞRENCİLERİNDE COVID-19 KORKUSU VE BELİRSİZLİĞE TAHAMMÜLSÜZLÜK . The Journal of Social Science , 4 (8) , 426-437 . DOI: 10.30520/tjsosci.748404|