Discussion with young people about the corona pandemic
We want to put young people aged 15 to 34 at the heart of the COVIDisc study.
Our study will explore 1) how media in Switzerland report about the coronavirus pandemic in general and about young people specifically and 2) how young people themselves perceive the coronavirus situation and the media coverage. The following information refers to the second study part where we will ask young people these main questions:
- How do you inform yourself about the coronavirus pandemic? Which media do you use?
- How do you perceive the media coverage? For example, what do you think about statements in the media relating to your age group? How do you feel about the recommended measures from the authorities?
- What meaning has the coronavirus pandemic for you?
In a first step, we invite a random sample of young persons aged 15 to 34 and living in the Kanton of Zurich, Thurgau or Ticino to an online survey. The survey lasts about 25 minutes.
In a next step, we conduct an in depth online interview with a selection of survey respondents. The interview takes about 45 - 60 minutes, in which we have the chance to go into more detail about young people’s perceptions of the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, will invite some of the participants to provide testimonials, in written, audio or visual format, that can be shared in the final reporting of the study.
The main results of the study will be published on this website in summer 2021.
- Project lead
Prof. Dr. med. Julia Dratva ZHAW, School of Health Professions
Prof. Philipp Dreesen ZHAW, School of Applied Linguistics
Prof. Peter Stücheli-Herlach ZHAW, School of Applied Linguistics
Prof. Dr. L. Suzanne Suggs, Institute of Public Health, University of Lugano
- Project duration
01.06.2020 - 31.05.2021
- Project team
Sibylle Juvalta, MSc
Julia Krasselt, PhD
Dominik Robin, Lic. phil.
Camilla Speranza, MSc
Prof. Goranka Rocco, Università degli Studi di Trieste
Swiss National Science Foundation