Report 39: Motivation, well-being and vaccination attitudes in Omikron times

Published on 19 January 2022 We have entered a new phase of the pandemic: the omicron variant is making a widespread breakthrough, the number of daily infections is rising to unprecedented levels, the testing strategy used so far is no longer tenable and the quarantine rules in schools have been adjusted several times. Primary school children and their parents are invited to be vaccinated against the ... Read More

Report 35: How risk-aware and motivated is the population still, and what is the role of the corona pass in this?

Published on 12 November 2021 During a quiet summer and after a successful vaccination campaign, the gates to freedom were opened with hope, but in the meantime a dampener of joy followed. Corona figures rose again in recent weeks. The abolition of compulsory mouth masks in public places and shops was reversed and other interventions were introduced (Covid Safe Ticket) or are being considered ... Read More

Report 23: Boosting and restoring confidence

Published on 11 February 2021 A year ago, COVID-19 changed our lives drastically and the return to normal life is still a long way off. Three months ago, vaccines began to offer some perspective. Enthusiasm for them has continued to grow systematically among the population, but supply difficulties are shaking up vaccination planning. Added to this are the uncertainties about ... Read More

Report 15: Even hard nuts can be cracked in a motivational way!

Published on 14 October 2020 Infection rates are skyrocketing and hospitals are once again under pressure. The new government team was therefore faced last week with the challenge of communicating a number of stricter measures to turn the tide as quickly as possible. This was not a foregone conclusion: this crisis has been going on for too long and we have ... Read More

Report 12: Population is no longer motivated

Published on 19 August 2020 The second wave of infections is taking its motivational toll. Corona fatigue is creeping in among many citizens. While we were yearning for an invigorating summer holiday, the virus took us at speed. Since the beginning of the semi-lockdown in March, the motivation of the population has been mapped out in the motivation barometer study. To date, ... Read More

Report 9: How to wear mouth masks with a smile?

Published on 19 May 2020 Since Mother's Day, people have been able to coronate and this has done wonders for our motivation. But only a few days after Mother's Day, this motivation boost seems to have worn off. Motivational support has fallen back to 53%, despite the many relaxations. It is worrying that young adults are dependent on flexibility: flexibility is necessary in order to stay motivated. Especially ... Read More

Report 6: Motivation during the 'people's marathon' rises slightly

Published on 5 May 2020 The motivational support for following the corona measures during this 'people's marathon' has gradually decreased in the past weeks, from 81% at the start of the lockdown to 51% at the end of April. The motivation barometer at Ghent University provides cautious good news: since 1 May, voluntary motivation has increased slightly. 58% of the ... Read More

Report 5: Fatigue during the people's marathon strikes

Published on 26 April 2020 The National Security Council proposed a series of easing measures last Friday night. These give the people perspective, although their implementation is conditional and hard choices had to be made. Our social contacts will necessarily be at a low ebb for some time to come. It is more important than ever to persevere during this 'people's marathon', in which the ... Read More