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Why we still shake hands: How beliefs inform young people's socializing choices amidst Covid-19 in Nigeria
preprintposted 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.
The researcher received no funding for the study
Declaration of conflicts of interestThere is no conflict of interest
Corresponding author firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead author countryNigeria
Lead author job roleHigher Education Lecturer
Lead author institutionUniversity of Johannesburg, South Africa
Ethics statementParticipation 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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