Identifying the Dimensions of Psychological Empowerment for the Purpose of Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Educational administration, Mahallat,Islamic Azad University,Mahallat,Iran

2 Assistant professor of Pulmonary Disease ,Department of internal Medicine,Isfahan university of medical science ,isfahan,iran

3 Doctoral of Distance Educational Planning, Sama Organization, Isfahan, Iran


The purpose of this study was to identify psychological empowerment strategies to cope with challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic through a systemic review of the related literature. The inclusion criteria for the reviewed sources were relevance of the topic and the date of publication. Therefore, the sources published since 2005 to 2020 were included. The data collected up to the point of saturation from sources addressing the strategies for psychological empowerment to cope with challenges associated with respiratory diseases. The data was analyzed using the content analysis method. Data analysis method was performed using NVIVO software version 10. The results showed that the strategies for psychological empowerment for managing the pandemic challenges included five primary themes. The 5 primary themes emerged from the results were: self-care, attitude change and improvement, self-mastery, knowledge sharing, and keeping to healthy routine. Moreover, 78 open codes emerged from the analysis.


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