COVID-19 Outbreak Anxiety: Attitude and Preventive Actions of Filipino Teachers in Shaanxi, China

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume V, Issue IV, April 2021 | ISSN 2454–6186

COVID-19 Outbreak Anxiety: Attitude and Preventive Actions of Filipino Teachers in Shaanxi, China

Saddam C.Bazer1 and Edison B. Estigoy2
1Shaanxi Normal University,
2Xi’an International Studies University,

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Abstract – The novel-coronavirus disease is presently a global health threat and civic health emergency of worldwide concern. China is doing its best to control and implement measures necessitated by the current situation of COVID-19. Filipino Teachers in Shaanxi China are in no exemption in dealing with COVID-19 anxiety and other pressing challenges. Despite a better condition during the pandemic, Filipino teachers are still observing preventive actions related to COVID-19. An online survey was designed to collect the perceptions of the Filipino teachers in Shaanxi China about attitude and preventive actions in dealing with anxiety. Results showed that Filipino teachers foster a positive attitude in spite of the drastic changes in the community and even staying in China during and after post-outbreak. Further results revealed that preventive actions are being observed by the Filipino teachers when they are in public places to deal with COVID-19 anxiety even it’s in the post-outbreak. Moreover, there was no gender divide established across the investigated variables. The study relied primarily on self-assessed experiences of Filipino teachers and future studies may involve a larger population, other nationalities and with comparison to the citizens as respondents.

Keywords: Attitude, Preventive Actions, Anxiety, Filipino Teachers, COVID-19, Shaanxi China

I – INTRODUCTION

A state of financial emergency and mental trouble hurriedly unfolded worldwide as an aftereffect of Covid disease 2019 (COVID-19) triggered by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Albeit social happenings have been delimited in many nations, practically all not-required individual activities were banished because of isolate, while the nearby clinics got quickly a large number of analytically sick COVID-19 patients and were obligatory to carry out their crisis protocols (Xiang et al., 2020).The infection has quickly spread across the limits to a few countries on the planet upsetting numerous individuals both youthful and old, making the spreading pandemic. This pandemic has controlled to a huge public reaction, with online media creating such a lot of awareness to keep individuals learned about the circumstance. Thakur and Jain (2020) asserted that the pandemic, with web-based media, is making a bit of worry for individuals going to some degree of intensified uneasiness and distressing response. The pandemic constrained a few measures by the nations to control the spread which joined securing of boundaries and limitations of human commitment and transport of superfluous products, closing down of spots of worship, and learning for a little while to months.