Psychology of Uncertainty: An Assessment of Level of Coronavirus Anxiety among Undergraduate Students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Haruna Muhammad, Rahmatu Dogara Abdullahi, Dr Hadiza Ahmed Tukur & Prof A. I. Mohammed


The study assessed the level of Coronavirus Anxiety among Undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The study was guided by a research question and a null hypothesis. Survey research design was employed in the study. Data were collected via online Google forms designed by the researchers and disseminated to the undergraduate students through their various students’ whatsapp groups and personal whatsapp to some students. In all, 144 students form the sample of the study. COVID19 Anxiety Scale, with a reliability of .879, was the instrument used. Data collected were statistically analysed using descriptive statistics and t-test. The findings of the study revealed that undergraduate students experience moderate level of Coronavirus Anxiety, and that no significant difference exists between coronavirus anxiety of male and female students. It is recommended that both male and female undergraduate students should employ coronavirus coping strategy with a view to keeping the anxiety within a tolerable limit and observe all safety measures so as to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic.

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