Gender Disparity in Awareness and Perception of Indians towards Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)


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Authors

  • Manjot Kaur Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Preeti Sharma Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Kiranjot Sidhu Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Keywords:

Covid-19, Awareness, Perception, India

Abstract

Cross sectional study was conducted to analyze the awareness and perception of male and female members of different sections of the society towards COVID-19 and the pandemic.Large majority were fully aware about the purpose of lockdown and the required response in terms of social isolation, quarantine and reporting of persons with travel history. They were also aware of the methods to check the spread of the virus.Highest per cent (72%) of the respondents, including both male (80%) and female (69%) strongly felt that government should invest more money into health care facilities to prevent future pandemics.It was concluded that highest percentage of the selected respondents had medium level of awareness therefore, awareness regarding important aspects need to be created so as to correctly and scientifically perceive the issues pertainingto the virus and the pandemic.

Author Biographies

  • Manjot Kaur, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
    Scientist, Extension Education and Communication Management and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Preeti Sharma, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
    Assistant Professor, Department of Ext. Edu. & Comm. Mgt., Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Kiranjot Sidhu, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
    Principal Scientist, Department of Ext. Edu. & Comm. Mgt., Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

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Submitted

12.04.2021

Published

26.06.2021

How to Cite

Gender Disparity in Awareness and Perception of Indians towards Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). (2021). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(3). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/111837

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