PSYCHOMETRICS EVALUATION OF COVID-19 DEATH ANXIETY AMONG HEALTH WORKERS

Rasaq Kayode AWOSOLA, Kingsley Monday AIKPOGHOMHE

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Due to anxiety and high fatality associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the study conceived the idea of developing the COVID-19 death anxiety scale using a three-stage approach (Pre-pilot stage, Pilot stage and main study stage). A total of 315 health workers participated in the research (115 at the pilot stage and 210 at the main study). A snowball or chain sampling technique was used for data collection and to validate the proposed COVID-19 death anxiety scale. The exploratory factor analysis showed a two-factor solution for the items in the scale. While correlation analysis indicated that the scale had a satisfactory internal consistency (α = 0.82). The scale also had a high convergent validity with coefficient of .76. Therefore, the scale would serve to measure the impact of COVID-19 pandemic among the populace especially health workers.       

 



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Coronavirus, Reliability, Validity, Health Workers, Snowball technique, Isolation

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