The Impact of Mobility Restriction on Happiness and Satisfaction in Life During COVID-19 Outbreak in Indonesia

Dwidienawati, Diena and Tjahjana, David and Pradipto, Yosef Dedy and Gandasari, Dyah The Impact of Mobility Restriction on Happiness and Satisfaction in Life During COVID-19 Outbreak in Indonesia. Polbangtan.

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Starting at the end of 2019, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly worldwide and become a largescale pandemic. This outbreak is not only affecting human health, but it is also affecting other aspects of human life. Since the first case of COVID-19 was found at the beginning of March 2020, Indonesia implemented a social distancing measure. Mobility restriction was implemented in several big cities. In Jakarta and its surrounding cities, more than 20 Million people get affected by mobility restriction. This mobility restriction might have implications on health and wellbeing. This study aims to provide empirical data on wellbeing in terms of happiness and life satisfaction in Indonesia one month into the COVID-19 outbreak. A survey using structured questionnaires was conducted in April 2020. The wellbeing was measured by happiness and satisfaction with life using the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWL). The reliability and validity of measures were analyzed with SPSS and the differences between groups were analyzed with Two samples T-Test. The result of the study showed that during mobility restriction, the respondent's happiness level was only slightly happy and the level of satisfaction was only slightly satisfied. Forty-one percent felt that their happiness was deteriorated during mobility restriction. Thirty-four percent felt their satisfaction was deteriorated. The most impacted group in their scale of wellbeing was students. This study gives a contribution to the literature of wellbeing, especially the impact of major life events on wellbeing. The finding of this study can give insight for policymakers in implementing restrictive measures. The result of this study gives an insight into which group to be prioritized for support or help to cope with the restriction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 310 Statistics
500 Science and Mathematic > 510 Mathematics > 519 Probabilities and Applied Mathematics
600 Technology (Applied Sciences) > 610 Medicine and Health > 615 Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering & Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: Administrator UMN Library
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 02:03
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 06:46

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