The Role of Communication on Self-Isolation during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Social Support Theory Approach
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- COVID-19; crisis communication; self-isolation; social support
Communication has immense benefits in human life, including interacting with the environment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic to support and determine behavioral decisions. For society affected by COVID-19, social support in interpersonal communication is the primary driving factor as a coping method to reduce stress levels and provide emotional function. With Social Support theory, this research aims to explore the role of communication on self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study employed a descriptive quantitative method with a convenience sampling technique calculated by the Cochrane formula with a sampling error of 10%. Hence, it obtained 96 respondents from the population of Solo Raya City, Central Java, which had recovered and or were still experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or were self-isolating. The data collection technique was in the form of a questionnaire with a Likert scale, Pearson’s Product Moment for the validity test, Cronbach’s Alpha for the reliability test, and descriptive statistical tests for the data analysis. The descriptive statistical test resulted in all the Social Support indicator question items having a mean more significant than the standard deviation value. It explains that the value of the data distribution is evenly distributed. The value of skewness and kurtosis on all question items ranged between -2 to 2. It explains that the data is normally distributed, and it means that the deviation of the data is low. This study proved that communication has a role in the isolation period of COVID-19 patients. It is in the form of social support that can be channeled through family and friends, and significant others to encourage patient recovery, bring patients’ thoughts in a more positive direction, and avoid stress or depression through interpersonal communication.
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TY - CONF AU - Santika Rahma Gantari AU - Dian Purworini PY - 2022 DA - 2022/05/09 TI - The Role of Communication on Self-Isolation during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Social Support Theory Approach BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Empowerment and Engagement (ICCEE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 99 EP - 107 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220501.012 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220501.012 ID - Gantari2022 ER -