Features of psychological experiences in severe quarantine during the covid-19 pandemic: the role of tolerance for uncertainty

Погорільська, Наталія and Синельников, Роман and Паламар, Борис and Тукаєв, Сергій and Нежива, Людмила Львівна (2021) Features of psychological experiences in severe quarantine during the covid-19 pandemic: the role of tolerance for uncertainty Wiadomości Lekarskie (6). pp. 1312-1316.

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Abstract

The aim: To examine the features of experiences during quarantine relating to the tolerance for uncertainty. Materials and methods: 306 volunteers aged 18-65 years participated in this study. All participants were tested during strict quarantine in April 2020. In order to diagnose the personality traits related to ambiguity tolerance, we used Budner’s scale of tolerance-intolerance of ambiguity. To determine the features of experiences we used the survey, which included 40 statements and 12 emotional states related to the cognitive, emotional-evaluative, and behavioral components of the person’s self-image. Results: The overwhelming majority of volunteers perceive the pandemic as a dangerous, threatening, uncertain situation and make hasty decisions on the base of polar judgments, react with anxiety, attempt to avoid uncertainty, rejection of everything unusual. Their experiences were filled with feelings of powerlessness and deterioration in mood. For the majority of our subjects, the situation of uncertainty is the source of intolerance. Negative consequences appeared in the behavior (loss of time management skills, laziness). There are direct relationships between the factor of shock and anxiety with the sources of intolerance, novelty and complexity, and general intolerance. The cognitive component of the experience was the least pronounced and involved only after an emotional experience. Conclusions: It has been established that cognitive rethinking of the self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic is possible after an emotional response and leads to a change in the behavioral stereotypes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; Tolerance-Intolerance of Ambiguity; Coping strategies; Behavior
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Інститути > Педагогічний інститут > Кафедра початкової освіти
Depositing User: Олена Іванівна Агоста
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 06:57
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 09:30
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/36635

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