Dificuldades no engajamento às medidas contra a COVID-19

O papel dos medos da compaixão

Palavras-chave: medos da compaixão, coronavírus, COVID-19, regulação emocional, comportamento pró-social

Resumo

Como motivação pró-social, a compaixão tende a promover maior envolvimento em mentalidades de cuidado e ações de senso coletivo, capacidades prejudicadas pelos medos da compaixão. O estudo objetivou investigar o papel dos medos da compaixão em fatores envolvidos no engajamento às medidas de distanciamento social. 284 adultos (idade média = 36,47) responderam as Escalas de Medos da Compaixão, Escala de Dificuldades de Regulação Emocional e um questionário sobre engajamento aos protocolos contra a COVID-19. Um modelo de path analysis explicou 32% da variância na adesão aos protocolos por duas vias: o medo de ser compassivo por outros diminui o engajamento por motivações pró-sociais; enquanto os medos de expressar compaixão por si e outros predizem maiores dificuldades de regulação emocional, diminuindo a aderência por exaustão emocional. Oportunizar o desenvolvimento da compaixão pode contribuir para um enfrentamento mais saudável às dificuldades emocionais suscitadas pela pandemia e no envolvimento em ações coletivas.

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Biografia do Autor

Sandiléia Pfeiffer, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Mestre em Psicologia Clínica pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Carolina Saraiva de Macedo Lisboa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Doutora em Psicologia pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil; mestre em Psicologia também pela UFRGS; professora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia e da Faculdade de Psicologia da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

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2021-10-27
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Pfeiffer, S., & Lisboa, C. S. de M. . (2021). Dificuldades no engajamento às medidas contra a COVID-19: O papel dos medos da compaixão. Psico, 52(3), e41601. https://doi.org/10.15448/1980-8623.2021.3.41601