About this Research Topic
COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all spheres of human life in ways that are still undiscovered and unchartered, potentially creating permanent changes in our everyday life. These changes might be perceived differently depending on individuals’ system of reference. The same factors might be perceived as barriers by people intolerant to uncertainty, loss, suffering, frustration, or as opportunities for growth and development by other people. Different coping strategies are used to adapt to changes in life imposed by the prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic and by the social measures taken to prevent it. Part of these coping mechanisms are devoted to positively managing and overcoming stress and adapting in different spheres, such as work. State regulatory mechanisms imposed remote work as social measures to facilitate the fight against transmission of COVID-19. That is why the increased use of technology plays an important role in human life during this pandemic as a means for implementing, sustaining, and nurturing work tasks, as well as for maintaining social contacts.
It is relevant and important for the field of psychology to establish how technological changes and adaptational strategies during the pandemic have and will continue to reflect on the promotion and sustainability of our well-being, and work motivation. The technological changes are aimed at facilitating adaptation during these fluctuating and restrictive circumstances brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and potentially in our post-pandemic society. However, sometimes they may hinder this adaptation, because they require learning and mastering new knowledge and skills to adopt them most effectively and efficiently. Some age, occupational and personality differences may also be expected in this regard. Research should lead to a better understanding of the relationship between well-being and motivation considering these technological changes, as motivational drives direct human behavior to achieve personal, physical, emotional, and social well-being, in promoting optimal functioning and adaptations in the face of adversities.
The scope of the Research Topic encompasses such themes as:
• Do technological changes during and post COVID-19 pandemic contribute to well-being?
• Is work motivation affected by technological changes during and post COVID-19 pandemic?
• Effective coping mechanisms to adapt during and post COVID-19 pandemic increasing well-being
The authors interested in the suggested research topic are invited to submit their original research, systematic reviews, community case studies, brief research reports, and opinion articles.
Keywords: well-being, adaptation, COVID-19, technological changes, work motivation
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