A mindful path to the COVID-19 pandemic: an approach to promote physical distancing behavior

Kumar, Sachin, Panda, Tapan Kumar, Behl, Abhishek and Kumar, Anil (2020) A mindful path to the COVID-19 pandemic: an approach to promote physical distancing behavior. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 29 (5). pp. 1117-1143. ISSN 19348835

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The present situation is marked by the threat of COVID-19 pandemic on entire humankind and researchers across the globe are looking forward to vaccines or medicines to tackle COVID-19. However, according to the scholars and health-care agencies, vaccines alone would not be of much help and in the longer run adhering to the physical distancing policy along with sanitation could be the only solution. Moreover, extant studies across different areas have noted a positive association between various human psychological factors and prosocial behaviours. Additionally, an empirical study undertaken in the western context has tried exploring the association between human psychological factors and physical distancing behaviour (a kind of prosocial behaviour) in the COVID-19 context. The results of the extant study seem intriguing and encouraging enough to undertake a more robust exploratory study in this developing area. Against this background, this study aims to explore the relationship between individuals’ mindfulness and physical distancing behaviour, along with the mediating role of empathy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Disasters | Empathy | Mindfulness | Social Distancing | COVID-19 | Physical Distancing | Physical Distancing Behaviour | Physical Distancing Policy | Social Distancing Behaviour | Coronavirus | Pandemic
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 04:51
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 11:03
Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-08-2020-2358
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/163


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