Commitment Level of Social Distancing among Local Community Individuals at Najran Region, Saudi Arabia to Limit the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Bandar A. A. Alyami, Burhan M. Hamadneh, Samer S. Abu-Alrub.
The current study aimed to identify the commitment level of social distancing among the local community individuals at Najran region in Saudi Arabia to limit the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). To achieve study objectives, a descriptive analytical design was used. The sample of the study consisted of (596) individuals selected from Najran region in southern Saudi Arabia using convenient sampling procedures. To measure the commitment level of indoor and outdoor commitment level, a questionnaire was used. Another questionnaire was also used to assess the reasons that led to social distancing success or failure, as well as the proposals that contribute to its activation. The results showed that the commitment level of social distancing among the local community individuals at Najran region in Saudi Arabia to limit the spread of (COVID-19) was high level (m=0.88). There were no statistically significant differences in that commitment level due to gender, age, and educational qualification. The study also revealed that there were reasons contributing to social distancing success or failure. The study concluded a set of suggestions and recommendations that may enhance the role of public agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in enhancing the awareness of Saudi community about the commitment to social distancing in order to limit the s spread of Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).