Due to the Covid-19 pandemic negative emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, and worry high levels of living and contracting the Covid-19 virus. It is seen that they feel fear of illness. Studies on psychological responses to epidemics and pandemics reveal that variables such as uncertainty intolerance, feeling of insecurity, and anxiety tendency can cause coronaphobia. It is also considered that information pollution, which is contributed by popular headlines in the audio and visual media and various broadcasters, also plays an essential role in coronophobia Therefore this research aims to gain information about the health behaviors of university students in the face of an epidemic threat, as well as, Covid-19 phobia, which appears with the thought of being a significant threat to the wellbeing of university students and which is a psychological experience that triggers the physical and emotional anxiety symptoms of the individual, as a result, is to be explicitly addressed for university students. In addition, the study tried to determine whether the students who are receiving health education had Covid-19 phobia. The research was organized in accordance with the relational survey model. Five hundred fifty-nine vocational school students participated in the study, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 23 and AMOS 24 programs to examine the research model. Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Fit Indices values were found to be within acceptable limits. As a result of the research, it was determined that the gender of the students, the income of their families, and the residential areas caused significant differences in the context of Covid-19 phobia.
Coronavirus, pandemic, covid-19 phobia, education, university students.