Manuscript Title:

PANDEMIC OF COVID- 19: KNOWLEDGE, BEHAVIOURAL PRACTICES, ATTITUDE AND STRESS AMONG MALAYSIAN ADULTS

Author:

ASMA PERVEEN, SAEID MOTEVALLI, MUHAMMED YUSUF, MOHAMMED Y MAI, SALAMI MUTIU OLAGOKE​

DOI Number:

DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/VKTZU

Published : 2021-07-23

About the author(s)

1. ASMA PERVEEN - Department of Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
2. SAEID MOTEVALLI - Department of Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
3. MUHAMMED YUSUF - Department of Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
4. MOHAMMED Y MAI - Department of Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
5. SALAMI MUTIU OLAGOKE​ - Department of Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Covid-19 Pandemic has detrimental effects on psychological health around the world. The consequences of Covid-19 related to mental health are essential to be implicit and resolute accordingly.The perception, behaviour and attitude toward of Covid-19 and stress were measured during the movement control period in Malaysia. A qualitative online cross-sectional survey was conduct among adults (n=304) during the movement control order in Malaysia. The participant included (Male=124, Female=180) from all the states of Malaysia. Attitude towards Covid-19 virus, and stress test scores and weather there was an interaction between gender and marital status, a multivariate analysis of variance was conducted. The interaction was also statistically significant of gender and marital status for Knowledge related to the Covid-19 virus with Wilks’ Λ = .917, F (1, 300) = 6.06, p < .05, multivariate η2 = .020, for Covid-19 Prevention Practices with Wilks’ Λ = .917, F (1, 300) = 12.24, p < .001, multivariate η2 = .039, and for Attitude Towards Covid-19 virus with Wilks’ Λ = .917, F (1, 300) = 19.58, p < .001, multivariate η2 = .061. The Univariate effects indicate that effects of Knowledge related to the Covid-19 virus and Covid-19 Prevention Practices with gender and marital status was statistically significant. The results indicates that Malaysian adults responded to Covid-19 related knowledge, preventive practices and attitude were reported differently between gender and marital status. The study has implication to understand the Covid-19 related knowledge, behaviour and attitude in relation with stress. The study directs the further explorations in the understanding of Covid-19 related knowledge, behaviour, attitude and stress among adults.


Keywords

pandemic, knowledge, behavior, stress, attitude, adults.