Greek children’s views of COVID-19 preventive practices



This paper explores 4- to 9-year-old children’s views of the COVID-19 pandemic preventive practices. The sample consisted of 189 children from different parts of Greece, who expressed their views verbally and through drawings. Content data analysis yielded different categories of preventive practices falling within two main themes: Hygienic (e.g., handwashing), and Social (e.g., staying at home). Overall, children proposed appropriate practices, in line with official guidelines and previous research findings. Moreover, they seem to focus on social preventive practices more than hygienic ones. Age-related differences as well as differences between the two modes of expression were also recorded.


Children, COVID-19, preventive practices

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