Construct and Validation of the Coronavirus Epidemic Multidimensional Anxiety questionnaire

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University

3 PhD student in Educational Psychology, Allameh Tabatabai University

4 Associated professor of Endocrinology, curative affairs deputy Of Ministry of Health & Medical Education



Objective:  Research ahead with the goal Construct and Validation of the Coronavirus pandemic Multidimensional Anxiety questionnaire done.
Methods: The statistical population of the study included all people living in Lorestan province who faced the effects of Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 The sample was 384 people based on the Cochran's formula, which was selected as a sample of men and women in relatively equal proportions. To analyze the data, the factor analysis method based on the structural equation model of the first and second order was used.
Results: In the findings section, the reliability of the questionnaire was calculated based on Cronbach's alpha of 0.88. The correlation between anxiety and coping styles, avoidance, denial, and responsibility was 0.62, -0.37, and -0.57, respectively, indicating validity. The criterion was a questionnaire. Exploratory factor analysis showed that the four dimensions of physical, cognitive, social and emotional respectively. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the results of the content validity of this questionnaire, ie the four-factor anxiety structure in facing with Coronavirus epidemic, and showed the significance of the existence of four dimensions in the concept of pandemic anxiety.
Conclusion: The results showed that the Coronavirus pandemic Multidimensional Anxiety questionnaire, measuring four physical, cognitive, social and emotional dimensions, is a suitable tool for determining the level of anxiety in pandemic crises.


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