IN LIGHT OF THE CORONA CRISIS, ESTIMATING LEVELS OF HEALTH ANXIETY AND ITS ASSOCIATION TO VARIOUS DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AMONG A SAMPLE OF MALE AND FEMALE VOLUNTEERS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
Dr. Salwa Fahad Al Marri
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology – Department of Education and Psychology – College of Education – University of Hafr Al-Batin
In light of the Corona crisis, this study seeks to determine the levels of health anxiety and its association with specific demographic characteristics among a sample of volunteers in the health sector. The study sample included (150) male and female volunteers who were randomly recruited to assess their health anxiety levels while volunteering in the health sector during the outbreak of the Corona epidemic. The study revealed that there are high estimates of the amount of health anxiety among the study sample after using the tool and evaluating the data. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences in the level of health anxiety among the study sample based on gender (males versus females), but there were statistically significant differences in the level of health anxiety based on the age group variable and with these differences in favor of the age group (31-31). The age group (26-30 years) ranked second (40), and the results showed that there were no statistically significant differences in the level of health anxiety among the members of the research sample on the basis of scientific specialization or educational level. Finally, the results revealed statistically significant discrepancies in the degree of health concern based on the geographic location variable, where the city of Riyadh came in the forefront, and Hafr Al-Batin governorate came in the second place.
Keywords: health concern, volunteering, corona.