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Corona Blue and Leisure Activities : Focusing on Korean Case


Hye Ji Sa, Won Sang Lee, Bong Gyou Lee, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 109-121, Apr. 2021
10.7472/jksii.2021.22.2.109, Full Text:
Keywords: Pandemic, COVID-19, Corona Blue, depression, Stress, Leisure Activities

Abstract

As the global COVID-19 pandemic is prolonged, the Corona Blue phenomenon, combined with COVID-19 and blue, is intensifying. The purpose of this study is to analyze the current trend of Corona Blue in consideration of the possibility of increasing mental illness and the need for countermeasures, especially after COVID-19. This study tried to find out the relationship between stress and leisure activities before and after COVID-19 by using Corona Blue news article analysis through the topic modeling method, and questionnaire find out the help of stress and leisure activities. This study was compared and analyzed using two research methods. First, a total of 363 news articles were analyzed through topic modeling based on newspaper articles from January 2020, when COVID- 19 was upgraded to the “border” stage, until September, where the social distancing stage was strengthened to stage 2.5 in Korea. As a result of the study, a total of 28 topics were extracted, and similar topics were grouped into 7 groups: mental-demic, generational spread, causes of depression acceleration, increased fatigue, attitude to coping with long-term wars, changes in consumption, and efforts to overcome depression. Second, the SPSS statistical program was used to analyze the level of stress change according to leisure activities before/after COVID-19 and the main help according to leisure activities. As a result of the study, it was confirmed that the average difference in stress reduction according to participation in leisure activities before COVID-19 was larger than after COVID-19. Also, leisure activities were found to be effective in stress relief even after COVID-19. In addition, if the main help from leisure activities before COVID-19 was the meaning of relaxation and recharging through physical and social activities. After COVID-19, psychological roles such as mood swings through nature, outdoor activities, or intellectual activities were found to play a large part. As such, in this study, it was confirmed that understanding the current status of Corona Blue and coping with leisure in extreme stress situations has a positive effect. It is expected that this research can serve as a basis for preparing realistic and desirable leisure policies and countermeasures to overcome Corona Blue.


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[APA Style]
Hye Ji Sa, Won Sang Lee, & Bong Gyou Lee (2021). Corona Blue and Leisure Activities : Focusing on Korean Case. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 22(2), 109-121. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2021.22.2.109.

[IEEE Style]
H. J. Sa, W. S. Lee and B. G. Lee, "Corona Blue and Leisure Activities : Focusing on Korean Case," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 109-121, 2021. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2021.22.2.109.

[ACM Style]
Hye Ji Sa, Won Sang Lee, and Bong Gyou Lee. 2021. Corona Blue and Leisure Activities : Focusing on Korean Case. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 22, 2, (2021), 109-121. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2021.22.2.109.