THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CORONAVIRUS IMMUNIZATION STATUS, MASK WEARING BEHAVIORS, AND MPOX CONCERN AMONG HBCU STUDENTS**
In the U.S. through November of 2022, approximately 98.8 million people had contracted coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), and the total number of coronavirus deaths was about 1.09 million people. A growing body of evidence found that some differences in coronavirus vaccination status could be attributed to fears related to many different factors, including differences in ethnicities, sexes, cultural identities, marital status, age, and other characteristics. During the same time period, there were approximately 30,000 cases of mpox and 19 mpox deaths. It seems reasonable given the prevailing rates of both viruses that people would be more inclined to fear coronavirus than mpox. In part, emotional intelligence includes the capacity use knowledge about one's own emotions to enhance decision making. It further seems reasonable that a fear of coronavirus could be related to a fear of mpox and that emotional intelligence could be a determinate that prevents an irrational fear of mpox. The present research examined vaccination status, behaviors, and fears in relation to the emotional intelligence of students from an HBCU in order to determine the relationships between emotional intelligence and coronavirus immunization status, self-reported mask wearing behaviors, and mpox concerns.
Padua*, Lisa; Lovett, Theodosia M.; and Thomas, Mark D.
"THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CORONAVIRUS IMMUNIZATION STATUS, MASK WEARING BEHAVIORS, AND MPOX CONCERN AMONG HBCU STUDENTS**,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 81, No. 1, Article 137.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol81/iss1/137