Psychological state of different categories of the population of Ukraine in the conditions of a Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Ivan SHYNKAR Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Social Work, Carpathian Institute of Entrepreneurship, University "Ukraine", Khust, Ukraine
  • Hanna SNIOZYK Graduate Student, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine
  • Mariia SHYNKAR Graduate Student, Institute of Law, Psychology and Innovative Education, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Keywords: quarantine, isolation, psychological state, psychological problems, population categories, pandemic

Abstract

The article considers the psychological state of different categories of the population of Ukraine in the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic. Directly, the pandemic has led to the closure of enterprises in countries with a high percentage of patients, a sharp increase in demand for everyday products, speculation in the market of certain goods: antiviral drugs, sanitary masks, disinfectants. Quarantine has negative consequences for the economy, directly or indirectly affecting the shutdown of entire sectors of the economy or reduce their productivity. Economic ruin will result in tens of millions of people losing their jobs as trade and production simply cease. Trade, logistics and transport are the most powerful drivers of modern economic growth. Business is facing a scarce financial flow and a hitherto unknown supply crisis. The population loses income as a result of forced downtime and current solvency. Ukrainian and world medical systems are not ready for coronavirus treatment. For the scientific and medical world, the current experience of countering the Covid-19 outbreak will be extremely valuable. Isolation divides people into two types: some enjoy home comfort and free time, while others do not find a place and want to regain their freedom as soon as possible. But in the end, quarantine will negatively affect the psychological and physical health of both the first and the second, because we are social beings and long solitude has a devastating effect on us. An event of this magnitude can't but affect our psychological state: forced isolation, inability to do many familiar things and see live with friends and family, news of the growing number of infected and dead, fear for themselves and loved ones cause anxiety and tension even in those who does not feel it at other times.

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Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
SHYNKAR, I., SNIOZYK, H., & SHYNKAR, M. (2020). Psychological state of different categories of the population of Ukraine in the conditions of a Coronavirus Pandemic. EUROPEAN HUMANITIES STUDIES: State and Society, 23(3(II), 55-69. https://doi.org/10.38014/ehs-ss.2020.3-2.04
Section
PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH: SCIENCE AND PRACTICE