Specific Phobia During the Covid-19 Pandemic First Wave in Maharashtra


  • Dr. Jaimala Ashok Sode Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Smt. S.P.H. Mahila College, Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University Malegaon, Maharashtra
  • Prof. Dr. M.A. Bhardwaj





The purpose of the study was to examine the specific phobia among general people during the Covid-19 Pandemic first wave in different districts of Maharashtra. The total sample of 458 people from age group 18 to 60 years out of which 279 Males and 179 Females from various districts of Maharashtra. The data was collected by online mode (Google Form) for avoiding physical contacts as per the government guidelines of physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers prepared 20 items questionnaire for measuring specific phobia each items was based on covid-19 pandemic related fear and anxiety such as fear of covid-19 virus, cleanliness, excessive buying, trying home remedies, worried feeling of family members and updating knowledge about covid-19 etc., The result findings revealed that majority of participants 196, 42.14% experiencing high level of phobia, the 34, 7.43% participants were experiencing extreme level of phobia of corona, 176 participants 38.43% were experiencing average level of fear and 55 participants 12% were experiencing very low level fear of covid-19 pandemic.


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Dr. Jaimala Ashok Sode, & Prof. Dr. M.A. Bhardwaj. (2022). Specific Phobia During the Covid-19 Pandemic First Wave in Maharashtra. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.25215/1001.067