By Leslie Ann Aquino
A survey conducted by Church-run Radio Veritas on the “emotional disposition” of those undergoing home isolation due to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine showed concern for others as the top emotional response.
Based on the Veritas Truth Survey, the top 10 emotional responses elicited from respondents are as follows: concern for others (27.1 percent), safe (20.9 percent), worried (19.4 percent), hopeful (15.3 percent), bored (five percent), thankful (4.1 percent), stressed (3.5 percent), sad (2.9 percent), relaxed (1.2 percent), and helpless (0.6 percent).
“This implies the ‘altruistic’ predisposition of the respondents toward their family member and loved ones, which are currently not with them physically,” Veritas Truth Survey Head Bro. Clifford Sorita said in a statement.
“It may likewise be directed toward those in the frontline in our fight against this COVID-19 health crisis, who may either be a family member, relative, friend, acquaintance, or compatriot,” he added.
As to the predominant negative emotion of being “worried,” Sorita said such worry or anxiety may be suggestive of the health and economic concerns the health crisis brings to respondents.
The survey also revealed that positive emotions namely safe, hopeful, concern for others, relaxed, and thankful accounted for 68.6 percent of all the emotions felt by the respondents.
While negative emotions — worried, bored, helpless, sad, and stressed — accounted only for 31.4 percent.
“This denotes that overall Luzon respondents under home isolation see this ECQ more positive rather than negative,” said Sorita.
A total of 1,200 respondents from Luzon participated in the survey through a text-based and online data gathering process. The survey was conducted from March 15 to April 15 or during the duration of the ECQ.
The government imposed the ECQ last month to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Radio Veritas said the survey has a +/- three percent margin of error.