Uncertainty and Wellbeing in Households Practicing Social Distancing
The Covid-19 pandemic is an uncertain time, leading to social distancing measures with potential implications for household wellbeing. I conducted a 2-part exploratory survey with over 100 households in Southern New England in order to find out how people are coping in the first few months of the pandemic. I analyzed how their responses related to self-reported uncertainty tolerance and then conducted follow-up interviews to ethnographically understand the circumstances of uncertainty-tolerant and adaptive individuals.
The survey is part of a qualitative research project entitled “Uncertainty and Wellbeing in Households Practicing Social Distancing,” conducted by Dr. Tess Bird, DPhil, MSc, an anthropologist and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Wesleyan University. Questions about the study should be directed to Tess Bird: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The survey is closed.
A document regarding the findings is forthcoming!
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