International Journal of Brief Therapy and Family Science
Online ISSN : 2435-1172
The relationship between fear of COVID-19 and coping behaviors in Japanese university students
Gen TakagiKoubun WakashimaKohei SatoMichiko IkutaRyoko HanadaTaku Hiraizumi
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2021 Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 42-57

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COVID-19 is spreading all over the world, causing various social problems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of fear of COVID-19 on the coping behavior of university students. 300 Japanese university students responded to the questionnaire. The results indicated that those who had a high fear of COVID-19 and emphasized tuning into others were more likely to adopt the coping behaviors of avoidance of contact and stockpiling, while those who emphasized self-determination were more likely to adopt the coping behaviors of avoidance of contact and focus on health care.

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