COVID-19, personality and quality of life: Self-enhancement in the time of pandemic
Date: 17.04.2020 - ongoing
The pandemic affected humans lives on enormous scale, both directly (by infections) and indirectly (by desorganization of everyday life). The main research problem of the project is to explain psychological determinants of the quality of life as a result of experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic with particular focus on behaviors and medical beliefs (following Health Beliefs Model). -> Project description download Aim of project:
Cross-cultural, online. This study will allow to consider the cultural context of social behaviors (like: trust in government, affluence, political culture, the severity of the pandemic). Minimal sample size for each country: N = 250, adults, a sample of convenience (following Schönbrot & Perugini, 2013 recommendation).
Research goals: testing sequential model linking personality to general and specific psychological mediators to actions undertaken as a reaction to COVID-19 to quality of life.
Personality factors: Dark Triad, Type D, grandiose narcissism (agentic and communal).
Other factors: cynical hostility, fear toward COVID, general anxiety, COVID-19 related Health
Beliefs, conspiracy-based COVID-19 beliefs.
Currently in the project participate researchers from: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico; Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand; Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea; South Africa (RSA), Spain, Thailand; Togo, Turkey; Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, the US, Vietnam.
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