chunk1

ABSTRACT. Despite the relevance of the relationship between pandemic awareness, virus anxiety, and contagious fear, only limited research has been conducted on this topic. Using and replicating data from GlobalWebIndex, Pew Research Center, Public Knowledge, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Canberra, and WHO, we performed analyses and made estimates regarding the primary harms of misinformation related to COVID-19. The results of a study based on data collected from 3,400 respondents provide support for our research model. Using the structural equation modeling, we gathered and analyzed data through a self-administrated questionnaire.

Keywords: COVID-19; misinformation; pandemic awareness; virus anxiety; contagious fear

How to cite: Lăzăroiu, G., Horak, J., and Valaskova, K. (2020). “Scaring Ourselves to Death in the Time of COVID-19: Pandemic Awareness, Virus Anxiety, and Contagious Fear,” Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 19: 114–120. doi: 10.22381/LPI1920208

Received 13 April 2020 • Received in revised form 21 May 2020
Accepted 23 May 2020 • Available online 24 May 2020

George Lăzăroiu
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Institute of Smart Big Data Analytics,
New York City, NY, USA
(corresponding author)
Jakub Horak
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The School of Expertness and Valuation,
The Institute of Technology and Business
in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Katarina Valaskova
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Faculty of Operation and Economics
of Transport and Communications,
Department of Economics,
University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic

Home | About Us | Sales | Author's Page | Journals | Abstracting & Indexing | Contributors | Books | Contact | Online Access

© 2009 Addleton Academic Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

 
Joomla templates by Joomlashine