INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged in Wuhan, China, has affected the world in all aspects (economic, social, cultural and health). During this pandemic period, people faced various psychological situations, especially anxiety, phobia, panic, and fear. With this descriptive study, it is aimed to reveal the relationship between the fear of Covid-19 and coronaphobia experienced by individuals and their personality traits.
METHODS: Sociodemographic data form, COVID-19 Fear Scale, Coronavirus Phobia Scale and Ten-Item Personality Scale were used as data collection tools. The data was collected through Google Forms. Throughout Turkey, 952 people participated in the study.
RESULTS: As a result of the study, a statistically significant difference was found between demographic variables such as gender, monthly income of the family, having a chronic disease, working status and regular exercise habits, and fear of COVID-19 and coronavirus phobia.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: It has been determined that there is a high positive correlation between fear of COVID-19 and coronaphobia. In addition, it was concluded that there is a weak and very weak positive relationship between fear of COVID-19 and coronavirus phobia and personality traits sub-dimensions.