AQUADEMIA
Research Article

Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research

Aquademia, 2020, 4(2), ep20022, https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438
Full Text (PDF)

ABSTRACT

This article presents an autoethnographic examination on how people are living and experiencing the turnabout in their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. From the educational landscape going towards faith in mankind to the psychological, social, environmental, and philosophical arena, this article gives reflections on hopes for a democratic future. In sharp contrast, the post-pandemic world is open to social disparities, digital divides, health inequalities, and social crises, but there are also new possibilities and realities. The next generation of students should be educated to be humane, to face the fear of the unknown, and to protect planet earth from biopolitical ecology and neoliberalism. Until such time, the article calls on unity in the fight against COVID-19 while maintaining a balance between reality and disorientation and holding into a psychological blanket of social support through cyberspace amid the crises.

KEYWORDS

COVID-19 Facebook environmental sustainability psychosocial support autoethnography

CITATION (APA)

Toquero, C. M. D. (2020). Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research. Aquademia, 4(2), ep20022. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438
Harvard
Toquero, C. M. D. (2020). Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research. Aquademia, 4(2), ep20022. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438
Vancouver
Toquero CMD. Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research. AQUADEMIA. 2020;4(2):ep20022. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438
AMA
Toquero CMD. Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research. AQUADEMIA. 2020;4(2), ep20022. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438
Chicago
Toquero, Cathy Mae Dabi. "Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research". Aquademia 2020 4 no. 2 (2020): ep20022. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438
MLA
Toquero, Cathy Mae Dabi "Will COVID-19 Bring the Armageddon? Expanding Psychosocial Support and Environmental Care: An Autoethnographic Research". Aquademia, vol. 4, no. 2, 2020, ep20022. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8438

REFERENCES

  1. Adams, T., & Herrmann, A. (2020). Expanding Our Autoethnographic Future. Journal of Autoethnography, 1(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.1.1
  2. Antonucci, T., Ajrouch, K., & Manalel, J. (2017). Social Relations and Technology: Continuity, Context, and Change. Innovation in Aging, 1(3), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx029
  3. Burke, M., & Krauke, R. (2016). The Relationship Between Facebook Use and Well-Being Depends on Communication Type and Tie Strength. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21(2016), 265-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcc4.12162
  4. Cahapay, M. B. (2020). Rethinking Education in the New Normal Post-COVID-19 Era: A Curriculum Studies Perspective. Aquademia, 4(2), ep20018. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8315
  5. Dagar, V., & Yadav, A. (2016). Constructivism: A Paradigm for Teaching and Learning Arts Social Scienes Journal, 7(4), 1000200. https://doi.org/10.4172/2151-6200.1000200
  6. Dantas, G., Siciliano, B., Franca, B., da Silva, C., & Arbill, G. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 partial lockdown on the air quality of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Science of the Total Environment, 729, 139085. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139085
  7. Ellis, C., Adams, T., & Bochner, A. (2011). Autoethnography: An Overview. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(1), Article 10.
  8. Fairchild, A., Gostin, L., & Bayer, R. (2020): Vexing, Veiled, and Inequitable: Social Distancing and the “Rights” Divide in the Age of COVID-19. The American Journal of Bioethics. Published online: 19 May 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2020.1764142
  9. Johnston, M. S. (2020). Through Madness and Back Again an Autoethnography of Psychosis. Journal of Autoethnography, 1(2), 137-155. https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.2.137
  10. Lewis, T. (2020). Cities Gone Wild. Postdigital Science and Education. Published online: 20 April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-020-00120-9
  11. Mitchell, L. (2015). Integrity and virtue: The forming of good character. The Linacre Quarterly, 82(2) 2015, 149-169. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4434789/
  12. Poulos, C. (2020). The Perils and the Promises of Autoethnography Raising Our Voices in Troubled Times. Journal of Autoethnography, 1(2), 208-211. https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.2.208
  13. Punzalan, C. H. (2020). Evaluating the Environmental Awareness and Practices of Senior High School Students: Basis for Environmental Education Program. Aquademia, 4(1), ep20012. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8219
  14. Stroope, S., Walker, M., & Franzen, A. (2017). Stress Buffer or Identity Threat? Negative Media Portrayal, Public and Private Religious Involvement, and Mental Health in a National Sample of U.S. Adults. Society and Mental Health, 7(2), 85-104. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2156869317696494
  15. Toquero, C. M. D. (2020a). Emergency remote teaching amid COVID-19: The turning point. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 15(1), 185-188. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3881748
  16. Toquero, C. M. (2020b). Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Philippine Context. Pedagogical Research, 5(4), em0063. https://doi.org/10.29333/pr/7947
  17. Waddingham, R. (2020). COVID-19: how can we support each other (and ourselves)? Psychosis, 12(2), 101-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2020.1759678
  18. Zambrano-Monserrate, M.A, Ruano, M.A, Sanchez-Alcalde, L. (2020). Indirect Effects of COVID-19 on the environment. Science of the Total Environment, 728, 138813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138813

LICENSE

Creative Commons License
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.