Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2022 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Universidad de Lima, Peru
He is an Associate Professor of International Business and coordinator of the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Group at Universidad de Lima in Perú. He is also PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Doctor in Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Master in Pharmacology and Pharmacist at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and Master Pharmaceutical Care at Universidad de Granada. He is the coordinator of the South American Network of Pharmaceutical Care (REDSAF). Dr. Alvarez-Risco is the author of various books and articles and has been a speaker at academic events in 22 countries. He has experience as a speaker for radio and TV appearances.

Prof. Jaime A. Yañez, Universidad Norbert Wiener, Peru
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, with a focus in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics from Washington State University (WSU), B.Sc. in Food Science and Toxicology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Idaho (UI). Diplomas in Food Safety and Quality Management, Research Projects, Medicinal Cannabis, and Patents. Currently studying in Harvard University a Program about Clinical Research and Studies. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors.

Summary

COVID-19 changed people's lives and institutions, creating different impacts such as the death of family and friends, job losses, business failure, development of mental illness, limitation of health services, price increases, and various negative individual and organizational effects.


There are various reports, but these need to be updated as the situation constantly changes. The anxiety generated at the pandemic's beginning differs from the anxiety that may generate the need to be vaccinated. It is also required to know how depression has evolved in people since this can cause public health problems on a large scale and at the same time affect families and companies. Other aspects much less explored are knowing the change that people have had about their health needs to require telemedicine services. It is also necessary to know the change in the mental constructs of consumers that may have changed or extended the purchase intention to various health products.


The special issue is focused in publish articles describing different approaches around the impact and expectations of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be described outcomes and descriptions in citizens and firms.


Keywords

COVID-19, depression, anxiety, health, telemedicine, telehealth, vaccines, technostress

Published Papers


  • Open Access

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    Workplace Wellness, Mental Health Literacy, and Usage Intention of E-Mental Health amongst Digital Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Choon-Hong Tan, Ah-Choo Koo, Hawa Rahmat, Wei-Fern Siew, Alexius Weng-Onn Cheang, Elyna Amir Sharji
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 99-126, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.025004
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The prevalence of mental health problems in both Malaysian and global workplaces has significantly increased due to the presence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, globalization, technology advancement in Industry 4.0, and other contributing factors. The pervasiveness of the issue poses a huge challenge to improving the occupational safety and health (OSH) of workers in various industries, especially in the digital industry. The emergence of the innovative industry is evident mainly due to the rapid development of Industry 4.0 and the relevant demands of multiple businesses in the digital transformation. Nonetheless, limited studies and academic discussions were conducted on the… More >

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    Workplace Wellness, Mental Health Literacy, and Usage Intention of E-Mental Health amongst Digital Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Open Access

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    Properties of a Scale of Self-Care Behaviors Facing COVID-19: An Exploratory Analysis in a Sample of University Students in Huanuco, Peru

    Mely Ruiz-Aquino, Viter Gerson Carlos Trinidad, Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Jaime A. Yáñez
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 959-974, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021172
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The general objective of this article was to construct and describe the psychometric properties of a scale of selfcare behaviors against COVID-19. It was a descriptive, cross-sectional, psychometric validation study of a scale created to measure self-care behaviors in relation to COVID-19 in a total sample of 333 probabilistically selected. Qualitative validity was evaluated by a review of 10 experts and quantitative validity by means of exploratory factor analysis using the principal components method. Internal consistency was measured with Cronbach’s alpha twice and the test-retest was evaluated by calculating the intraclass coefficient. The final scale consisted of 29 items. The… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    How Does COVID-19 Affect Demographic, Administrative, and Social Economic Domain? Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Economy

    Safwan Qadri, Shixiang Chen, Syed Usman Qadri
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 635-648, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021689
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on social and economic conditions as well as mental and physical health. Pakistan is considered in high ranks on Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI). The people of Pakistan have already faced numerous obstacles in terms of food and housing prospects. Job security, inflated prices of food items, and financial distress are the foremost vital challenges of Pakistan’s people during the Pandemic. This study examines the people’s perception of social, economic, and psychological impact and explores the causes and trends of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan. A primary survey method was conducted… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Depression, Anxiety, and Behavioural Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Medical and Nursing Students

    Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin, Siti Mardhiah Saiful Azmi, Khadijah Hasanah Abang Abdullah, Nurul Ain Hidayah Abas, Rohayah Husain, Edre M. Aidid, Karimah Hanim Abd Aziz, Ramli Musa, Fathima Begum Syed Mohideen, Asma Perveen, Khairi Che Mat, Izazol Idris
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 749-757, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020972
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and nursing students are faced with various challenges such as the need to attend online classes and juggling clinical postings under the new norm. This study aimed to assess the association between depression, anxiety, and behavioural changes among medical and nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online self-administered questionnaire was distributed between March 2021 and July 2021 to 292 undergraduates medical and nursing students in a higher education institute on the East Coast of Malaysia. The questionnaires consisted of four parts: sociodemographic data, the Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, and questions related… More >

  • Open Access

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    Multitasking Behavior and Perceptions of Academic Performance in University Business Students in Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Victoria Gonzáles-Gutierrez, Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Alfredo Estrada-Merino, María de las Mercedes Anderson-Seminario, Sabina Mlodzianowska, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales, Jaime A. Yáñez
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 565-581, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021176
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The current study measures the influence of multitasking behavior and self-efficacy for self-regulated learning (SESRL) on perceptions of academic performance and views in university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico. 264 university students fulfilled an online questionnaire. It was observed that multitasking behavior negatively influences SESRL (−0.203), while SESRL showed a positive influence of 0.537 on perceptions of academic performance, and multitasking behavior had an influence of −0.097 on the perception of academic performance. Cronbach’s alpha and Average Variance Extracted values were 0.809 and 0.577 (multitasking behavior), 0.819 and 0.626 (SESRL), 0.873 and 0.725 (perceptions of academic performance), respectively.… More >

  • Open Access

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    COVID-19, Mental Health and Its Relationship with Workplace Accidents

    Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales, Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Diego Villalobos-Alvarez, Mario Carhuapoma-Yance, Jaime A. Yáñez
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 503-509, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020513
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The general objective of this article is to show the relationship that exists in the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health of people and the propensity for work-related accidents in companies. Various results are shown that detail how COVID-19 has generated and is generating mental alterations in people such as post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD for its acronym in English. Likewise, data are presented that report the influence of mental health as a precursor to workplace accidents in different industries, with which it can be concluded that COVID-19 needs a comprehensive approach in companies to prevent it from negatively impacting workers and… More >

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