COVID-19: Technology, Social Connections, Loneliness & Leisure Activities

Online Survey

This study led by Dr Hannah R. Marston and Dr Sarah Earle, and will use an online survey, deployed across mailing lists, and social media platforms to reach as many people as possible.

The online survey has 65 questions relating to technology use, community engagement, health and wellbeing, loneliness and leisure activities.

The aims of the COVID19_Tech study are to:

  • Explore technology use, behaviour by citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Explore how citizens use technology to connect with COVID-19 support groups
  • Explore how citizens use technology to share information during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explore the health and wellbeing of citizens during COVID-19 relating to loneliness, and digital health literacy
  • Explore how sharing information, may differ across different citizens
  • Explore the thoughts of citizens relating to a National Emergency Alert system
  • Explore the behaviour and narratives of users who are using technology to maintain social connections, build new connections during COVID-19 pandemic

RQ1 – How does technology impact social connections, loneliness, & leisure activities during COVID-19?

For more information email: Hannah.Marston@open.ac.uk

  • Ethics Approval: HREC/3551/MARSTON
  • Reimbursement: None

Consortium members

  • Project Lead: Dr Hannah R. Marston – Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Area (Open University, UK)
  • Co-lead: Dr Sarah Earle – Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Area (Open University, UK)
  • Dr L. Ivan – National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Professor S. Buttigieg – Department of Health Sciences Management (University of Malta)
  • Dr PC Ko – Centre for University Core (Singapore University of Social Science, Singapore)
  • Drs M. Fernández-Ardèvo, D. Blanche Tarragό, A. Rosales Climent, M. Gomez Leon – CN&SC research group (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Dr V. Gallistl – Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
  • Professor Ulla Kriebernegg – Age and Care Research Group (University of Graz, Austria)
  • Dr Franziska Großschädl, Gerhilde Schüttengruber – Nursing Science and Age and Care Research Group (Medical University Graz, Austria)
  • Dr Felix Reer & Professor Thorsten Quandt (University of Munster, Germany)
  • Dr Rubal Kanozia – Department of Mass Communication and Media Studies, Central University of Punjab, India)
  • Drs Halime Öztürk Çalıkoğlu, Hasan Arslan, Burcu Bilir – Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey)
  • Dr Paula Alexandra Silva – CISUC | DEI (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Communications & Press Releases:

Funding: this project is not externally funded.

Publications: more information to follow.

English Version of the Study:

flags Principle investigator & Lead: Dr Hannah R. Marston, Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Area, The Open University. Hannah.Marston@open.ac.uk

We are pleased to announce this study has been rolled out across several countries

Romania: COVID-19: Tehnologie, Relații Sociale, Singurătate & Activități de Petrecere a Timpului Liber

Această cercetare este condusă, în Marea Britanie, de Dr. Hannah R. Marston & Dr. Sarah Earle, iar în România, colectarea datelor este condusă de Dr. Loredana Ivan, Facultatea de Comunicare și Relații Publice, SNSPA, București  (loredana.ivan@comunicare.ro)

ESPAÑOL: ESTUDIO SOBRE TECNOLOGÍA DIGITAL, CONEXIONES SOCIALES, SOLEDAD Y ACTIVIDADES DE OCIO

Esta investigación la desarrolla el grupo de investigación CNSC de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya  bajo la coordinación de la Dra. Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proyecto de investigación puede contactar con ella por correo electrónico: cnsc@uoc.edu

CATALÀ: ESTUDI SOBRE TECNOLOGIA DIGITAL, CONNEXIONS SOCIALS, SOLITUD I ACTIVITATS D’OCI

Aquesta recerca la desenvolupa el grup de recerca CNSC de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya sota la coordinació de la Dra. Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. Si teniu alguna pregunta sobre el projecte de recerca podeu contactar amb ella per correu electrònic: cnsc@uoc.edu

COVID-19: Technologies, Relations sociales, Solitude & Loisirs

Vous pouvez également contacter la coordinatrice nationale de l’étude à l’adresse mail suivante : etudecovid19.sophiecolas@gmail.com

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或是此研究的新加坡合作者 柯佩均博士(pcko@suss.edu.sg) 新跃社科大学 Singapore University of Social Sciences (可使用中文)

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