An Evaluation of Fear of COVID-19 Scale in Professional Filipino Teachers.




Fear, teachers, scale development, COVID-19, Philippines


The global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has enormously induced psychological impacts on humans like fear. Considering this particular concern, there is a need to test instruments used to measure such psychological impact. This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Fear of COVID-19 (FCV-19) Scale originally developed by Ahorsu et al. (2020). A sample of 1,060 K to 12 professional teachers from Mindanao, Philippines were selected to participate in the online survey. The preliminary analysis showed a high level of perceived fear of COVID-19 in the respondents of this study. The results of the series of tests are encouraging as the FCV-19 Scale generated a robust construct validity for both one- and two- factor structure models and a very high internal consistency complemented by strong inter-item correlations and item-total correlations. The results further supported the concurrent validity of the FCV-19 Scale with selected COVID-19-related characteristics significantly predicting fear of COVID-19. Overall, this paper provides an assessment of the fear of COVID-19 in a sample of professional teachers and the properties of the FCV-19 Scale in a particular context. The FCV-19 Scale, a seven-item scale, is a valid and reliable measure that can be used to assess the fear of COVID-19 of Filipino teachers.


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How to Cite

Cahapay, M., Anoba, J. L. D. ., Amador, R. M. ., Garcia, K. B., Rotas, E. E. ., & Carreon, T. R. . (2022). An Evaluation of Fear of COVID-19 Scale in Professional Filipino Teachers. IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, (17), 1–13.




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