Adapting and validating the coronavirus-19 phobia scale (C19P-S) in Korea

Bilgiç Ş. , Baloğlu M. , Tokalilar S.

Death Studies, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-6, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07481187.2021.1924897
  • Title of Journal : Death Studies
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6


The COVID-19 Phobia Scale (C19P-S) was developed as a screening tool for coronaphobia related to the current COVID-19 pandemic but to date has not been adapted to and validated in Asia. The current study aimed to adapt and validate the C19P-S with a sample of 321 Korean individuals. Analyses showed that the Korean C19P-S (C19P-SK) has excellent reliability (a ¼ .95) and confirmed its structural validity, and convergent and discriminant validity. Therefore, we conclude that the C19P-SK can be used to assess COVID-19 phobia in this population.