Social Responsibility Behaviors among Universities Students in the 3 Southern Border Provinces of Thailand in the Period of Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Authors

  • Awirut SINGKUN Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Yala, Faculty of Public Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Yala 95000, Thailand
  • Fatin PAYODEURAMAE Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Yala, Faculty of Public Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Yala 95000, Thailand
  • Nuseeta SAMAE Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Yala, Faculty of Public Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Yala 95000, Thailand
  • Piriya PATIWIKRIWONG Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Yala, Faculty of Public Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Yala 95000, Thailand
  • Khajornsak CHAINAPONG Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Yala, Faculty of Public Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Yala 95000, Thailand
  • Phakkhanat WEERAKHACHON Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Yala, Faculty of Public Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Yala 95000, Thailand

Keywords:

Social responsibility, COVID-19, Transmission, Knowledge, Attitude

Abstract

The objectives of this cross-sectional research were to study university students’ knowledge on COVID-19 transmission, their attitude toward the measures of COVID-19 prevention and control, social responsibility behaviors, and factors association with participants’ social responsibility behaviors. The population from 3 universities were 17,765 students, the sample size was at least 376 participants according to Krejcie and Morgan’s formula. Purposive sampling was employed to select the target participants. Then, each student shared the questionnaire link with their friends. The self-administered questionnaires were distributed by using Google Forms. The content validity was evaluated by 3 experts; the Index of Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) of each item of all part was 1 and the coefficient of reliability knowledge and attitude were more than 0.70. The links of each Google Form was sent through Facebook and Line contact friends and asked them for distribution to others. The were 416 students who completed the questionnaires. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data, while for the association study, Chi-square and Binary logistic regression were used. The results disclosed that the university students had the knowledge of Covid-19 transmission at Moderate level (50.72 %), and had the attitude of the state measures for Covid-19 prevention and control in High level (81.01 %). Additionally, their social responsibility behaviors for COVID-19 prevention and control were in High level (57.21 %). The knowledge on Covid-19 transmission was significantly associated with social responsibility behaviors among university students (p-value < 0.05) as well as their attitude on the state measures for Covid-19 prevention and control that was significantly associated with university students’ social responsibility behaviors (p-value < 0.01).

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Published

2020-08-31

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SINGKUN, A. ., PAYODEURAMAE, F. ., SAMAE, N. ., PATIWIKRIWONG, P. ., CHAINAPONG, K. ., & WEERAKHACHON, P. . (2020). Social Responsibility Behaviors among Universities Students in the 3 Southern Border Provinces of Thailand in the Period of Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), 17(9), 979-989. Retrieved from http://wjst.wu.ac.th/index.php/wjst/article/view/10066