Preventive Behavior of Moroccans During the COVID-19 Pandemic Confinement Period


The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human and Social Studies, Vol.1, issue 1, p.30-39, 2022
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Abstract

This study aims to describe the preventive behavior adopted by Moroccan participants during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves from the risk of contamination in three different social contexts (home, work, and the market). Data collection took place during the confinement period in Morocco through a Google Form link. Participants were asked to fill out the form by responding to elements that included a set of preventive behaviors that could be followed in each context, and they were required to provide a response on the frequency of adopting each preventive behavior. The results obtained show a strong commitment of the participants to implement most of the studied preventive measures, indicating their awareness and perception of the risks associated with the virus’s spread. However, the results also highlight low adoption of certain other preventive measures, which can be explained by a range of sociocultural factors.

Keywords

Preventive Behavior; Risk Perception; COVID-19 Pandemic

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Publication date:

1 April 2022

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