Relationship Between Covid-19 Fear And Ageism: The Case Of Konya
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Problem of Study: Is there a relationship between COVID-19 fear and ageism? Purpose of the Study: This study aims to reveal whether there is a relationship between COVID-19 fear experienced by individuals aged 18-65 living in Konya and ageism. Method: This study is planned in descriptive and relationship-seeker types. The population of the study consists of individuals living in Konya Province. The sample of the study consists of 683 volunteers, aged 18-65, who can be reached through Google Forms, living in Konya. The study data were collected by the Sociodemographic Characteristics Questionnaire consisting of 15 questions, COVID-19 Fear Scale with 7 items and Fraboni Scale of Ageism with 25 items. Findings and Results: The data obtained were analyzed with SPSS 25.0 statistics program. A statistically significant relationship was found between COVID-19 korkusu and ageism, with one increasing and the other decreasing. However, this relationship has been determined to be very weak. Women's fear of COVID-19 had found to be statistically significantly higher than men's. It was determined that 71.2% of the participants thought that COVID-19 mostly affected individuals over 65 years old. COVID-19 fear and ageism; No statistically significant relationship had found between smoking, child status and marital status. As a result of the study, it has been determined that individuals living in Konya province have a positive attitude towards the elderly. It has been determined that COVID-19 fear in individuals does not cause of ageism.
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