Comparison of psychological resilience of different groups of society during COVID-19 pandemic in Latvia

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Abstract

To examine psychological resilience (PRs) in different socio-demographics groups of society during COVID-19 pandemic in Latvia. The origin of data is national representative cross-sectional online survey (N = 2606), performed in July, 2020, from research project „Impact of COVID-19 on health care system and public health in Latvia: ways in preparing health sector for future epidemics”, project No. VPP-COVID-2020/1-0011. For the purpose of this study socio-demographical questions (gender, age, employment status, marital status, parental status, health status) and 7 items forming PRs scale (PRS; Perepjolkina & Mārtinsone, in preparation) were selected. The Independent samples T-test and one-way ANOVA was used to test statistical differences between the means of psychological resilience within groups. There was statistically significant difference between persons with children and without children, t = - 2.62, p < .01, between persons without chronic condition and persons with chronic condition, t = -2.02, p < .05. Based on PostHoc Tamhane test, there was statistically significant difference between age groups 18-29 and 60-69 years, p = .014, Welch’s F (5, 749) = 2.68, p = .021; between occupation status groups “employed” and “unemployed” (p < .01), between “retired due to age” and “unemployed” (p < .01), Welch`s F (5, 249) = 4.28, p < .001; between single and married (p < .001), single and divorced (p< .05), single and cohabited (p < .05), Welch’s F (5, 259) = 5.76, p < .001. The results of the study identified socio-demographic factors which can serve as indicators regarding to lower PRs. These factors are individuals in age 18 - 29, those who are unemployed, single, without children and with chronic condition. Recommendations due to PRs promotion during pandemics should be developed, taking into account the specifics of those groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages146
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare: Society Health Welfare - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021
https://rw2021.rsu.lv/conferences/society-health-welfare

Conference

ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare
CountryLatvia
CityRīga
Period24/03/2126/03/21
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Field of Science

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)

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