Russians' Subjective Assessment of their Personal Psychological and Legal Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Abstract

The study aimed to reveal how individuals assess and view their psychological and legal safety in the time of the pandemic. We assumed that the way Russian citizens assess their personal psychological and legal safety is determined by social and psychological factors such as their age, gender, social standing. In order to achieve this objective we prepared a questionnaire. 740 individuals (278 males and 462 females between the ages of 10 and 80) took part in the study. It has been established that the majority of the respondents assess their own psychological safety as average (47.3%) and their legal safety as high (42.4%) and are ready to assume upon themselves the responsibility for their own security in the pandemic (47.9%). The subjective evaluation of one's personal psychological and legal safety involves one's gender (p≤0.01), age (p≤0.01) and social status (p≤0.01). The results of the research form the basis for the design of programs for psychological and legal assistance to the vulnerable categories of citizens.

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Keywords: safety, personal legal safety, personal psychological safety, pandemic, self-isolation

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2021110116

For citation: Tuzova O.N., Stepanova D.N. Russians' Subjective Assessment of their Personal Psychological and Legal Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 210–222. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110116. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Olga N. Tuzova, PhD in Psychology, старший научный сотрудник института психологии, Associate Professor of Psychology, Murmansk Arctic State University, Murmansk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1906-8702, e-mail: olg.tuzova@yandex.ru

Daria N. Stepanova, Senior Lector, Penza State University, Penza, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2491-6649, e-mail: Stepdasha.91@mail.ru

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