THE INFLUENCE OF COVID 19 ON ETHICALLY RELEVANT VALUES AND BEHAVIOR IN SERBIA

Snežana Videnović, Aida Hanić, Azra Sućeska

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The subject of this paper is the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on ethically relevant values and attitudes in Serbia after the end of the state of emergency in March 2020. The paper emphasizes the examination of attitudes about the following issues: a) one's own life and other people, b) economy and existence and c) nature and health in the case of Serbia. These three elements were analyzed for the reason that Serbia is a country whose population inherits cultural patterns that follow the tradition of social responsibility and solidarity and where the value of collectivism had a significant influence.  

In a sample of 1,579 respondents, surveyed via social networks after the end of the state of emergency in Serbia, the results showed that the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic affected the review and change of attitudes and values of every individual and society in general in Serbia, i.e. the value of human life and health, solidarity and the human natural environment, which is the foundation of ethical thinking and behavior.


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COVID-19, ethics, values, behavior, Serbia

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