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Fırat University Medical Journal of Health Sciences
2020, Cilt 34, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 241-248
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Determination of Changes in People's Attitudes and Behaviors During Period of COVID-19 Pandemic (Attitude and Behavior Change in Pandemic)
Sinan BULUT
Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Sağlık Yönetimi Bölümü, Çankırı, TÜRKİYE
Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, attitudes, behaviors

Objective: In this study, it was aimed to determine the changes in people's attitudes and behaviors during the months of March, April, and May when COVID-19 pandemics was experienced heavily in Turkey.

Materials and Methods: The population of the research consists of people living in Turkey. Research data was collected between 22-25 June and using social media tools. During this period 278 people participated in the research. Data was collected by using a questionnaire form and social media tools in the research. The data were analyzed with SPSS 22.0 package program.

Results: In the research, 46.8% of the participants feel helpless against COVID-19 and the tolerance level of 38.5% of the participants against the developing events decreased. 53.2% of the participants became more protective in this period when the pandemic was intense. 77.7% of the participants were worried about COVID-19 and 52.2% of participants think they were infected with COVID-19 when they have a health problem. 56.1% of the participants stocked food and hygiene items. In the research, 72.3% of the participants stated that their use of social media increased during this period.

Conclusion: Pandemic has caused changes in people's attitudes and behaviors. For this reason, determining the attitudes and behaviors of the societies, especially during the pandemic periods, will provide convenience in reducing the effects of the pandemic.


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