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dc.contributor.authorOducado, Ryan Michael
dc.contributor.authorTuppal, Cyruz
dc.contributor.authorEstoque, Homelo
dc.contributor.authorSadang, Jonaid
dc.contributor.authorSuperio, Daryl
dc.contributor.authorReal, Don Vicente
dc.contributor.authorRoa, Mary Nellie
dc.contributor.authorMalaga, Xerxes
dc.contributor.authorQuiros, Jejomar
dc.contributor.authorFajardo, Maria Teresa
dc.contributor.authorDela Rosa, Ronnell
dc.identifier.citationOducado, R. M., Tuppal, C., Estoque, H., Sadang, J., Superio, D., Real, D. V., ... & Dela Rosa, R. (2021). Internet use, eHealth literacy and fear of COVID-19 among nursing students in the Philippines. IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, (15), 487-502.en
dc.description.abstractThe COVID-19 outbreak situation brought into focus not only the safety but also the mental wellbeing of nursing students. At present, the level of fear of COVID-19 and associated factors among nursing students in the Philippines is not well understood. This cross-sectional online survey determined the relationship between Internet use and eHealth literacy with fear of COVID-19. One thousand three hundred and sixty-seven (n=1,367) answered an online survey using the adopted eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS), and Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) administered from May 1 to 15, 2020. Descriptive statistics, tests for differences, and correlational analysis were performed. Results indicated that the composite score of the FCV-19S was 3.65, indicating moderate to high levels of fear. Fear of COVID-19 significantly differed based on sex, year level, and location. A significant inverse relationship was found between the average daily use of the Internet and fear of COVID-19. On the other hand, no significant association was noted between eHealth literacy and fear of COVID-19. The first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a far-reaching impact on nursing students' psychological wellbeing. This study highlights the value of the Internet and its use during the outbreak may not always lead to higher fear related to COVID-19. Nursing schools may need to create strategies to promote regulated and responsible Internet use, address students' mental health concerns and develop interventions to respond proactively to mitigate or reduce fear among nursing students during the pandemic.en
dc.publisherPablo de Olavide Universityen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjecteHealth literacyen
dc.titleInternet use, eHealth literacy and fear of COVID-19 among nursing students in the Philippinesen
dc.citation.journalTitleIJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovationen
dc.subject.asfasocial mediaen

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