COVID-19 Project Overview May 8th


This project involves more than 30 researchers from 25 countries in more than 15 languages. This is a brief presentation highlighting current phase of data collection with the measures we've been using and overall data collection sites and expected sample sizes. I've also provided some brief expected results or anticipated findings. I am still Data processing and cleaning! We have a LOT more work to do, but a BIG THANK YOU TO my Collaboration team members!
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
John Hopkins
Coronavirus Will Change the
World Permanently. Here’s How.
1. Less (or more) Individualism
2. More Unified (lifestyles can’t differ as much)
3. Change in how we view “health”
4. More value in Science and data
5. Closer-ties with Family
6. More Interaction Online
7. Less Privacy
8. Rules and Social Norms are Changing
Some are adopted from Politico
Oddly, we are already seeing the
What about if we systematically
test these ideas?
Originally started as:
How is the overseas Chinese community dealing
with the “Double-trouble(back home and
abroad) but later
Many overseas colleagues expressed interest
Considered acomparative dimension local vs.
migrant/minority communities
Investigated dangers of discrimination, racism and desire
to wear (or NOT) wear masksand social communication
Using a time series study with Coronavirus infection rates
mapping on to where people are in the process
(lockdown, shock-phase, recovery phrase)
Where you are matters:
Data Collection
Phase( with Ns):
1. Mainland China= 800
2. Overseas Chinese (Europe and
US) =400
3. Germany 150
4. UK= 200
5. Italy= 200
6. Spain =400
7. Iran =330
8. Serbia =200
9. India= 500
10. USA= 500
11. Columbia =150
12. Norway= 150
13. Tur key =2 00
14. Pakistan= 200
15. South Korea= 180
16. Japan= 200
17. Indonesia= 280
18. Thailand= 256
19. Philippines= 96
20. Hong Kong SAR =120
21. Bangladesh= 400
22. Poland= 450
23. Russia
24. Brazil
25. Portugal
Rough estimates as
data is still in progress
What are we testing?
1. Perception of COVID-19 -COVID-19 outbreak-related subjective
judgments such as the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on your daily life,
subjective predictions on the novel COVID-19 outbreak
2. Mask usage &emotional feelings about mask usage-
3. News Sources During COVID-19-Where do people get their news?
4. Social communication - Social interaction during COVID-19 outbreak.
5. Social exclusion and perceived discrimination in response to COVID-19
6. Coping mechanism: (Primary vs. Secondary coping Carver,1989)
7. Depression & anxiety-(GHQ questions)
8. Triad task-(relational thought vs. analytic thought)
9. Relational mobility -(how open or closed the range aperson has the
opportunity to relate to and interact with)
10. Demographic indicators- # of people in your household, living location
during coronavirus, home location, education level, employment
status and sector, ethnicity
What are we hypothesizing:
Lots of thingsBut we generally expect
1. As people around the world share similar lifestyle
changes, we expect a convergence on relational
thought, and relational mobility across cultures.
2. Mask usage will be associated with primary coping
(direct planning strategies) and relational thought--
proxy for “concern for others”
3. Coronavirus cases at the regional level (province or
state) will predict more covid-19 related changes
compared to country-level indices.
Please contact us
For questions, opinions, or ideas-
Please email me:
And aBig Special Thanks to all of the
Collaboration Team. (See linked in the RG
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