Nilo Shica Aguilar, Juan Luis Rodríguez Vega, Luis Alberto Vicuña Peri, Ketty Luz Colmenares Rodríguez

DOI: 10.59427/rcli/2024/v24cs.1551-1560

This research sought to determine to what extent attitudes toward the Covid-19 pandemic predict stress in students at the Police Officers’ School of the city of Trujillo.The hypothetico-deductive method was used in this research with a basic study in which a quantitative, non-experimental research design was carried out, with a correlative and transversal predictive level. The study population consisted of 504 students from this police training centre, aged between 18 and 25, from which a sample of 288 students was taken. The research instruments used in this study were the stress response inventory and the Covid-19 pandemic attitude questionnaire. The results show that for every unit that improves attitudes towards the pandemic, stress will decrease (□=-.44), ±.04, this prediction is significant (p<.001) and of large magnitude (Z β= -.71). Attitudes towards the pandemic predict a stress varia-bility of 51 %. This research concludes that attitudes towards the pandemic significantly predict stress (P<.001), by 51 %; as well as in its dimensions of cognitive response (P<.001) by 42 %, physiological reactions (P<.001), by 40 % and emotional responses (P<.001) by 43 %.

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