A CASE STUDY OF STRESSFUL SITUATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LATVIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:People's lives are filled with a variety of events and experiences that can lead to stress. Stress is the reaction of the body and psyche related to emotional tension to strong, unusual, often, unfavourable - irritation, problem situation, extreme conditions, which mobilizes the body's energy reserves, activates physiological and mental processes. The Covid-19 pandemic is currently causing worldwide stress. In response to this different organizations from Lithuania, Latvia, Spain, Italy and Turkey within the Erasmus+ strategic partnership project "From Emotional Management to Emotional Resilience" studied the most stressful situation for different target groups. In this article analysed the survey results on the level of stress towards feeling in each following situation: stress at work, lack of education / skills, hearing of criticism, family, relationships with children, which is rated on a six - point Likert scale: not relevant, insignificant, low, medium, high and very high. The study results show that more than half of employed respondents feel medium and high stress level in situations linked with work environment. Potential risk of job loss or change, acquisition of new responsibilities at work, tight / short deadlines causes high level of stress for a quarter of respondents. This article includes also short scientific discussion on stress coping strategies to reduce the anxiety or discomfort caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Keywords: Level of stress, stress, stressful situations.