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Research of Financial Anxiety on the Example of Insurance Behavior of Russian Citizens in the Context of the Pandemic 2019-nCoV

Version 1 : Received: 24 July 2020 / Approved: 25 July 2020 / Online: 25 July 2020 (17:39:46 CEST)

How to cite: Medyanik, O. Research of Financial Anxiety on the Example of Insurance Behavior of Russian Citizens in the Context of the Pandemic 2019-nCoV. Preprints 2020, 2020070617 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0617.v1). Medyanik, O. Research of Financial Anxiety on the Example of Insurance Behavior of Russian Citizens in the Context of the Pandemic 2019-nCoV. Preprints 2020, 2020070617 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0617.v1).

Abstract

In the context of economic and political uncertainty associated with the 2019-nCoV pandemic, it is necessary to determine the socio-psychological factors in the transformation of the behavior of insurance consumers under the influence of the biogenic threat. This study is devoted to measuring financial anxiety and its impact on the insurance behavior of Russian citizens. Correlation, comparative and regression analyzes of financial anxiety of Russian citizens cover three stages of observation: before the start of the 2019 nCoV pandemic (“FA up to 19 nCoV; N = 766), during the period of quarantine measures announced in Russia in March 2020 (“ FA 19- nCoV-1 "; N = 856) and after the relaxation of quarantine measures at the end of April 2020 (" FA 19-nCoV-2 "; N = 963). Psychological analysis data were obtained from the online survey "Financial anxiety (in the context of insurance)". The questionnaire is psychometrically reliable and easy to use, including 5 measurement scales: MR1. Physical manifestations of financial incentive anxiety, MR2. With money shortages and financial uncertainty, MR3. The value of insurance coverage, MP4. Financial Confidence, MR5. Perception of insurance and investment risks. Russian citizens considered it important to have insurance coverage on a “rainy day” and showed confidence in the insurance market during the biogenic crisis. But, unfortunately, Russian citizens during the 19-nCoV-1 and 19-nCoV-2 periods did not feel financially secure in the future, unlike the period before 19-nCoV. ”Women showed high scores for physical manifestations of financial anxiety and low financial confidence in the future, in contrast to men, regardless of the observation period.

Subject Areas

financial anxiety; insurance behavior; economic security of the person; financial confidence after COVID-19

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