Psychological Health Status Evaluation of the Public in Different Areas Under the Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia

Bian, Yaya, Zhang, Weiwei, Song, Ningning, Zhang, Chengzhi and Wu, Xiaolan (2021) Psychological Health Status Evaluation of the Public in Different Areas Under the Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 14 (1). pp. 978-990. ISSN 1875-6883

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During the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Hubei province of China increased sharply, and the situation in Hubei was more severe than that in non-Hubei, so we do a research on psychological health status evaluation of the public in Hubei and non-Hubei areas. In this paper, we adopt textual analysis and contextual analysis using Simplified Chinese Microblog Word Count (SCMBWC), Five-Factors Model (FFM), Semantic Role Labeling (SRL) to interpret and analyze the public perception and psychological personality based on media news. Through the analysis, it was found that there were great differences in public perception to novel coronavirus pneumonia. In Hubei areas, the public perception was mainly reflected in the overall prevention and the treatment of patients, while in non-Hubei areas, the perception was mainly in the orderly promotion of enterprises to return to work. Through contextual analysis, the novel coronavirus pneumonia had a great psychological impact on the public in different regions. The media covered a large number of social process words and cognitive process words, public showed a personality that was inclined to be “open” and “neurotic” in different areas. Furthermore, we find out some reasons like all kinds of rumors, wildlife trade, all kinds of illegal and criminal acts disturbing social order cause this psychology personality through emotional entity mining based on semantic role labeling. This is conducive to the government’s better policies and management in line with local conditions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: This paper is funded by National Social Science Fund Project (No. 19CTQ031).
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, LIWC, Psychological health status, Public perception
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2022 12:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 12:45

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