The relationship of Covid-19 vaccine attitude with life satisfaction, religious attitude and Covid-19 avoidance in Turkey


KILIÇ M., Ocal N. U. , Uslukilic G.

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1938493
  • Title of Journal : HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the attitudes toward the Covid-19 vaccine and life satisfaction, religious attitude, and the avoidance attitudes from Covid-19. This cross-sectional study was conducted online between 24 December 2020 and 06 January 2021 among adults age 18 years and older. Total 1033 people participated in the study. The data were collected using the Attitudes Toward Covid-19 Vaccine, Avoiding Attitudes from COVID-19, Religious Attitude Scale and Contentment with Life Assessment Scale. According to the "agree" and "strongly agree" responses of participants to the positive attitude items; the participants responded to the question "Who would you like to be vaccinated?" as follows: everyone (31.3%); family members (31.8%); and themselves (28.1%). The rates of those who responded to these items as "indecisive" were 44.5-48.2%. While there was no significant relationship between the COVID-19 vaccine attitude with the avoidance attitude from COVID-19 and the religious attitude; life satisfaction was found to be significant. It was observed that factors such as increasing fear of COVID-19 contagion, being male, increased life satisfaction, other relatives infected with Covid-19, increasing perceived health status, increased age, and not being a worker-tradesman increase the probability of having a positive attitude toward COVID-19 vaccine. It was observed that about one-third of the participants think the COVID-19 vaccine is protective and supports its administration, that almost half of them were undecided on these issues. Thus, it can be said that society needs accurate information about vaccination.