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Relationship between COVID 19 prevention and panic and distress tolerance, spiritual intelligence and happiness in undergraduate, postgraduate accounting students

Mahdi Salehi (Department of Accounting, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Mahmoud Lari DashtBayaz (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Eisa Abyaz (Department of Accounting, Islamic Azad University, Varzeghan Branch, Varzeghan, Iran)

Journal of Facilities Management

ISSN: 1472-5967

Article publication date: 10 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the relationship between prevention and panic of COVID-19 and distress tolerance, happiness and emotional intelligence (EI) in undergraduate and postgraduate accounting students in Iraq. In other words, this study seeks to answer whether or not different types of prevention and fear of COVID-19 can lead to improved distress tolerance, happiness and EI.

Design/methodology/approach

The study’s statistical population comprises 298 undergraduate and 138 postgraduate students in Iraq who were selected as the sample size using the Cochran sampling method. In this study, partial least squares regression (PLS) have been used to investigate the effect of independent variables on the dependent variable.

Findings

The results showed a positive and significant relationship between COVID-19 prevention and distress tolerance and happiness, but no significant relationship was observed between COVID-19 prevention and EI. Also, no significant relationship was observed between fear of COVID-19 and distress tolerance and happiness, but there was a positive and significant relationship between fear of COVID-19 and EI.

Originality/value

The present study’s results can provide valuable information to everyone and help the development of science and knowledge because so far, and to the best of the authors’ knowledge, no research has examined the impact of prevention and panic of COVID-19 on distress tolerance, happiness and EI in students.

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Citation

Salehi, M., Lari DashtBayaz, M. and Abyaz, E. (2023), "Relationship between COVID 19 prevention and panic and distress tolerance, spiritual intelligence and happiness in undergraduate, postgraduate accounting students", Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFM-01-2022-0005

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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