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Women had to take a break from their academic studies in the pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social sciences was evaluated. Evaluating the issue, Asst. Prof. Viktoriia Demydova says, "Changes in housework, child care, elderly care and quarantine have increased the mental health needs of female faculty members and reduced the time allocated for academic studies."

Women had to take a break from their academic studies in the pandemic

When the applications made to Istanbul Gelisim University Journal of Social Sciences between the years 2021-2022 on the effects of COVID-19 on the activities of researchers are examined, it can be observed that the Covid-19 pandemic period had a remarkable effect.
Expressing that the COVID-19 pandemic has a great impact on social sciences, Asst. Prof. Viktoriia Demydova says, “The conduct of research in the fields of social sciences has encouraged scientists in this field to adapt their work to the pandemic period. Pandemic policies opened a new window in many fields by affecting local practices, family relations, student problems, education, work and worker problems and consumption. "The researchers, who are looking for these new problems and their solutions, have come to a dead end by experiencing negativities from time to time within the scope of measures such as social intervention, social distance and restrictions brought by the pandemic.”

“PROBLEM AREAS RESEARCHES FOCUSED EXAMINED”

Demydova continues her speech as follows:

“In order to get the answer to this question, the applications made to Istanbul Gelisim University Journal of Social Sciences were discussed. Istanbul Gelisim University Journal of Social Sciences (IGUSBD) provides extensive and reliable data as it is an international peer-reviewed journal. It is published twice a year in April and October, and scientific articles within the framework of philosophy, public relations, administrative sciences, economics, communication sciences, statistics, business administration, logistics, psychology, political sciences and sociology are accepted to the journal. This large area of ​​the journal provided a great opportunity for us to understand the impact of the virus and thus the pandemic. The journal is published twice a year, in April and October, and the applications between April-October 2021 and April 2022, which coincide with the pandemic period, were addressed and showed which problem areas the researches focused on.”
Stating that the pandemic has affected many areas as well as researches, Dr. Demydova adds, “Changes in housework, child care, elderly care and quarantine have increased the mental health needs of female faculty members and reduced the time allocated for academic studies.”

“RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMY ATTRACTS ATTENTION”

Emphasizing that researches in the field of economy attract attention in the articles submitted to the IGÜSBD journal, Dr. Demydova says, “This situation can be evaluated with the visibility of the decrease in economic mobility together with the isolation brought about by the pandemic. In yet another example, it was seen that content data in social media shares were included. Another example is the studies examining the effect of the pandemic on family relations. These studies sought answers to the question of how the pandemic affected these relationships. Thus, in the example of İGÜSBD, where we tried to reveal the current situation in Turkey, it has been found out that the pandemic formed the basis for future studies by opening new horizons for research at many levels from micro to macro in the field of social life, consumption, normalization, hate speech, business life, risks, education and policies.”

Edited date: 26.11.2021
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