RESEARCH ON CHANGES IN THE VALUE SYSTEM AND LEVEL OF WELL-BEING OF STUDENTS AND THE ELDERLY POPULATION AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
University of Hradec Králové (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The article compares the quality of life research based on the SEIQoL method in two different periods, namely the time before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic (2016-17) and the period after this pandemic (2022). A total of 330 respondents from among students, working people and seniors were involved in the research. The data were obtained through a self-developed electronic online application. This application enables selected respondents, as well as other interested parties, self-testing using the SEIQoL method, immediate evaluation, as well as anonymous data collection from these tests. In the results of the current research, as expected, both the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine and the related consequences on a social, economic and psychological level were reflected. Research has shown that traditional life topics such as family and health are prioritized. These topics have grown stronger over the years. Not only their importance has increased (family from 13% to 28% and health from 13% to 27%), but also the level of satisfaction with them (family from 39% to 79% and health from 32% to 73%). However, life topics neglected in previous research, such as peace (16%), work (41%) and finance (32%), are also taking the leading positions, at the expense of previously preferred topics such as free time (from 13% to 0.8%). Our study thus brings a view of the shift in life values among the respondents of the current population in the years 2016-2022, when the world is going through very serious social changes. The results of the study can provide significant findings for developing moral values in the learning process and in the students' own learning process.
Keywords: Quality of life, covid-19, system of values, degree of life satisfaction, well-being.