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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051408.

The Effect of Perceived Social Support on High School Students' Death Anxiety under the Long-Term City Closure under the COVID-19——Take Ji'an No.1 Middle School as an Example


Wang Haiqing1, Su Weilin1, Chen Danli2, Chen Tingwei1

Corresponding Author:
Wang Haiqing

1Institute of Analytical Psychology, City University of Macao, Macao, China

2School of Psychology and Mental Health, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei, China


The COVID-19 epidemic outbreak has had a profound impact on all aspects of daily life and has caused anxiety worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current situation of death anxiety among high school students and its relationship with social support. In this study, 552 questionnaires (221 males and 331 females) were collected from five classes of students in Ji’an No. 1 Middle School, and the questionnaire was distributed according to the principle of convenience sampling.Statistical analysis of the data by SPSS, the subjects had high death anxiety scores (42.74±9.07>35), and there was a significant negative correlation between apprehending social support and death anxiety (r=-0.096, p<0.05), where there was a significant negative correlation between the family dimension and other dimensions of social support (strangers, government, etc.) and the level of death anxiety of high school students (r= 0.097, p<0.05; r=-0.106, p<0.01), and perceived support negatively predicted death anxiety.Death anxiety among high school students in home isolation during the COVID-19 epidemic is not optimistic, and increasing social support, especially other government-type support and family support, can alleviate their anxiety.


Death anxiety; Perceived social support; High school students; COVID-19

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Wang Haiqing, Su Weilin, Chen Danli, Chen Tingwei. The Effect of Perceived Social Support on High School Students' Death Anxiety under the Long-Term City Closure under the COVID-19——Take Ji'an No.1 Middle School as an Example. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 14: 40-44. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051408.


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