Correlation and Predictive Power of Perceived Severity towards Surveillance and Prevention of COVID-19 of Community Marketplace Shop Entrepreneurs
Keywords:COVID-19, Perceived severity,, Surveillance and prevention
This predictive correlational research study aimed to study the perceived severity, and surveillance and prevention of COVID-19, the correlation and predictive power of perceived severity towards surveillance and prevention of COVID-19 among community marketplace shop entrepreneurs in the area responsible for Singhanakhon Hospital, Songkhla Province. Of these, 84 samples were marketplace shop entrepreneurs. The data were collected using questionnaires comprised perceived severity, and surveillance and prevention of COVID-19 infection. The content validity of the index of item - objective congruence was obtained as 0.67 - 1.00. The reliability of Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.807 and 0.704, respectively. The data were as analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, and simple
regression analysis. The results showed that the perceived severity and the surveillance and prevention of COVID-19 infection among entrepreneurs was rated at high level ( X ± SD. = 3.63 ± 0.50, 2.60 ± 0.28). The perceived severity was positively correlated with the surveillance and prevention of COVID-19 among entrepreneurs. In addition, it significantly statistically predicted the surveillance and prevention of COVID-19 infection at 6.80 percent (R2 = 0.068).
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