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اضطراب قلق الإصابة بمرض فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) لدى عينة من سكان محافظة إربد في الأردن

رامي طشطوش و علاءالدين عبيدات

‏* جامعة اليرموك - الأردن.‏
 

Doi://10.47015/17.3.8                           

JJES,17(3), 2021, 437-453

ملخص: هدفت الدراسة الحالية إلى الكشف عن مستوى قلق الإصابة بمرض فيروس كورونا لدى عينة من سكان محافظة إربد، وتحديد الفروق في مستوى قلق الإصابة بمرض فيروس كورونا تبعًا لمتغيرات الجنس، والمستوى التعليمي، والعمر. أجريت الدراسة على عينة قوامها (1498) فردًا، تم اختيارهم بالطريقة المتيسرة من خلال مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي. ولتحقيق هدف الدراسة، تم تطوير مقياس قلق الإصابة بمرض فيروس كورونا، الذي توافرت فيه شروط الصدق والثبات المناسبة. وتوصلت نتائج الدراسة إلى أن مستوى قلق الإصابة بفيروس كورونا كان متوسطًا. كما أظهرت النتائج أن الإناث أكثر قلقًا من الذكور في جميع الأبعاد: القلق الانفعالي، والمعرفي، والسلوكي، والجسدي. وأن ذوي المستوى التعليمي بكالوريوس فأعلى أكثر قلقًا من ذوي المستوى التعليمي ثانوية فما دون في البعد السلوكي. كما أن ذوي الفئة العمرية (45 سنة فأكثر) أكثر قلقًا من ذوي الفئتين العمريتين (25 سنة فأقل، و25 - أقل من 45 سنة) في البعد الانفعالي. ‏


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الكلمات المفتاحية:
قلق الإصابة، فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19)، سكان محافظة إربد، الأردن)‏


 

Corona Virus Disease-19 Infection Anxiety ‎among a Sample of Irbid Governorate‏ ‏Residents in Jordan

 

Rami Tashtosh and Alaa El-Deen Obaidat, Yarmouk Universirty, Jordan.

 

Abstract: This study aimed to reveal the level of anxiety of corona virus infection among a sample of residents in the governorate of Irbid, as well as to identify differences in the level of anxiety of corona virus infection according to variables: sex, educational level and age. The sample of the study consisted of (1498) male and female individuals who were chosen through social media using the the convenience sampling method. To achieve the aim of the study, a scale of corona virus infection anxiety was developed and its stability and reliability indicators were checked. The results revealed that the level of anxiety related to corona virus infection among the sample was moderate. The results also showed that females reported higher levels of anxiety than males in the anxiety's emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physical dimensions; and that those with a bachelor’s degree level or higher are more prone to anxiety than those with secondary education level or less. Lastly, those in the age group (45 years and over) are more anxious than those in the two other age groups (25 years or less and 25 - less than 45 years. ‎


‎(Keywords:
Infection Anxiety; Corona virus; Residents of Irbid Governorate, Jordan).‎


 

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