Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Covid-19 among Teachers and Students of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad

Pakistan Journal of Educational Research

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Title Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Covid-19 among Teachers and Students of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad
Creator Tanzeela Yaqoob ,Imran Hameed Khaliq ,Faraz Ahmed Farooqi
Description The pandemic of Covid-19 has shaken the world tremendously. Globally, the preventive measures are applied which meagerly enabled the health systems of various countries to fight against the pandemic as the clinical trials of vaccination and quest of effective therapeutic treatment is still in progress. Developing countries like Pakistan are also going through the difficult times amid Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, essential preventive measures are crucial to control the situation among general population. This cross-sectional study aims to investigate the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of Pakistanis residents towards the preventive measures to fight against Covid-19 global pandemic and to explore the relationship of KAP scores related to Covid-19 with demographic characteristics of teachers and students. The complete data was retrieved from 849 respondents out of 1000 questionnaires living in three different cities of Pakistan namely Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The convenient sampling procedure was adopted as survey was taken during the month of April and May 2020, when complete lock down was observed in Pakistan. To access the significant differences among demographic characteristics of an individual independent t-test, Chi-square test and ANOVA was applied. Canonical correlation analysis was employed to ascertain the relationship between KAP scores and demographic variables. Results showed that out of 849 respondents, 89% has good knowledge, 90% scored well in attitude and 75% of teachers and students are sound practicing in order to save themselves from Covid-19.
Publisher Society for Social Sciences and Research Association
Date 2021-03-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Pakistan Journal of Educational Research ; Vol. 4 No. 1 (2021): Pakistan Journal of Educational Research
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Pakistan Journal of Educational Research

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