Impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the research environment and motivation of researchers in Japan

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Abstract

The environment surrounding researchers has changed significantly in the face of COVID-19 restrictions. An online self-reported questionnaire was completed by 10,557 participants between June 15 and 19, 2020. The impact on work/research activities and harassments under COVID-19 conditions was higher among researchers (1963) compared to non-researchers (8572). We further examined the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on 300 researchers. Women were significantly more likely to report being harassed than males. The overall “decrease in research motivation” was higher in women. The restrictions on research activities because of COVID-19 restrictions caused future anxiety and a decrease in research motivation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100128
JournalProgress in Disaster Science
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Disaster science
  • Harassment
  • Motivation
  • Researcher

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Safety Research

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