Conhecimentos, atitudes e comportamentos de estudantes Portugueses do ensino secundário relacionados com a prevenção da COVID-19

  • Regina Ferreira Alves CIEC – Research Centre Child Studies, Institute of Education – University of Minho http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7189-5487
  • Catarina Samorinha Researcher, Ph.D. in Public Health
  • José Precioso CIEC – Research Centre Child Studies, Institute of Education – University of Minho
Palavras-chave: COVID-19, Estudantes, Conhecimentos, Comportamentos Preventivos, Atitudes

Resumo

Este estudo pretendeu avaliar conhecimentos, atitudes e comportamentos acerca da COVID-19 em estudantes do Ensino Secundário em Portugal, considerando a sua importância para a adesão a medidas de prevenção desta doença. Estudantes do Ensino Secundário de todas as regiões do país (N=1258) preencheram um questionário online em maio de 2020. Os/as estudantes revelaram bons conhecimentos sobre a COVID-19, respondendo corretamente, em média, a 12 dos 14 itens, e reportaram atitudes maioritariamente positivas face aos comportamentos preventivos. Contudo, quanto à adoção destes comportamentos, em média, apenas 6 dos 12 comportamentos preventivos foram adotados. Ser do sexo feminino, frequentar cursos de Artes Visuais ou de Línguas e Humanidades, e mais atitudes positivas em relação à prevenção da COVID-19 aumentam as probabilidades de adotar comportamentos preventivos. Apresentam-se diferenças por sexo, ano de escolaridade, região e curso. Assim, é fundamental investir em campanhas preventivas que potenciem a adesão a comportamentos preventivos nesta população.

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Publicado
2020-12-22
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Alves, R., Samorinha, C., & Precioso, J. (2020). Conhecimentos, atitudes e comportamentos de estudantes Portugueses do ensino secundário relacionados com a prevenção da COVID-19. PSICOLOGIA, 34(2), 75-88. https://doi.org/10.17575/psicologia.v34i2.1659
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Secção Temática COVID-19