The role of anxiety, fear and resilience in preventive behaviors against COVID-19a cross-sectional study with nursing students

  1. L. Iván Mayor-Silva 1
  2. Guillermo Moreno 12
  3. Mª del Carmen Cardós-Alonso 1
  4. Pedro R. Girón-Daviña 3
  5. Marta M. Hernández-Martín 1
  6. Antonio G. Moreno-Pimentel 1
  7. Samir Mohamedi-Abdelkader 1
  8. Alfonso Meneses-Monroy 1
  1. 1 Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, España
  2. 2 Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre (imas12), Madrid, España
  3. 3 Facultad de Estadística, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, España
Academic Journal of Health Sciences: Medicina Balear

ISSN: 2255-0560

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 38

Issue: 1

Pages: 66-72

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3306/AJHS.2023.38.01.66 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openIbdigital editor


Objectives: This study aims to explore the relationships between resilience, fear of COVID-19, anxiety and use of preventive behaviors related to COVID-19 among nursing students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 220 first-year nursing students during 2020. Results: A significant relationship emerged between resilience (p < .05), fear of COVID-19 (p = .01), anxiety (p < .01) and use of preventive behaviors. Overall, the independent predictors were fear of COVID-19 (p = .003) and male sex (p = .016). Conclusions: It is essential to develop resilience among students further to increase their preventive behaviors against COVID-19.

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