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VOLUME 04 ISSUE 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Awareness and Behavior to Prevent Coronavirus Pandemic: A Case Study of Young People in Southern Of Vietnam
1Nguyen Thanh Hung,2Nguyen Thi Cam Phuong, 3Ho My Dung
1,2,3Tra Vinh University, Vietnam
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijmra/v4-i9-20

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ABSTRACT:

The study was conducted to explore public awareness and behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through a survey of 302 young people in the southern provinces of Vietnam. The Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) were applied to validate relationships between elements of the modeling. The research shown that knowledge of pandemic, awareness of the benefits of preventive measures, and trust in the Government’s effort in disease prevention had a positive impact on preventive behavior against COVID-19. It takes proportional effect on proactive behavior in purchasing daily goods and medical products.

Keywords:

COVID-19, awareness of COVID-19, preventive behavior

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