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Why we still shake hands: How beliefs inform young people's socializing choices amidst Covid-19 in Nigeria

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posted on 18.08.2020, 16:11 by George Nche
This study examined the reasons why young persons still engage in the act of handshake amidst the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria. Eight young persons were interviewed and data analyzed descriptively. Findings show that the participants believe that they are not susceptible to the virus due to self-administration of hydroxychloroquine and claim on divine (God-given), geographic (hot temperature) and demographic (being young) immunity.

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The researcher received no funding for the study

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There is no conflict of interest

Corresponding author email

nche.george@unn.edu.ng

Lead author country

Nigeria

Lead author job role

Higher Education Lecturer

Lead author institution

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Human Participants

Yes

Ethics statement

Participation in the study was voluntary and responses were kept anonymous. The study was ethically reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Nigeria.

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