The Factors Affecting the Face Mask Use Preventive Behaviors of Korean University Students: Focusing on Knowledge, Risk Perception, and Anxiety of COVID-19

Authors

  • In Kyoung Kim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S03.035

Keywords:

COVID-19, Students, Masks, Anxiety, Knowledge.

Abstract

This research is the descriptive study for verifying the factors affecting the face mask use preventive behaviors of Korean university students. From April 30 to May 30, a survey was conducted in colleges and universities located in four regions such as D-City, C-Province, G-Province, and G-Province. The total number of research subjects was 206 (female: 73.8% Male: 26.2%). This research is a quantitative and descriptive study for verifying the factors affecting the face mask use preventive behaviors of Korean university students. This study conducted a survey using a structured questionnaire. In the results of this research, the factors affecting the face mask use preventive behaviors were anxiety and experience of receiving education on COVID-19. When the anxiety was higher (B=0.28) and when they had experience of receiving education on COVID-19 (B=0.16), they performed better face mask use preventive behaviors. The explanatory power of the model was about 11% (adjusted R2=.108). Even after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end in the future, the use of face mask could be helpful for the prevention of respiratory diseases and also reduce the reinfection rate of COVID-19. Based on the results of this study, it is necessary to develop a program related to COVID-19.

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2022-09-22

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The Factors Affecting the Face Mask Use Preventive Behaviors of Korean University Students: Focusing on Knowledge, Risk Perception, and Anxiety of COVID-19. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 213-220. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S03.035