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 8: Wellbeing of Higher Education Students

Published on 14 May 2020 Over the past few days, reports have been pouring in from worried students about the welfare of their fellow students. The corona crisis is weighing heavily, and with the exams approaching, unrest and panic are spreading. These anecdotal reports are not taken out of the blue, say researchers from Ghent University, based on the ongoing motivation barometer study. From the results ... Read More

Report 7: Bubbles on Mother's Day

Published on 12 May 2020 Many mothers will long remember the Mother's Day of this historic corona year. The government made a social gesture and relaxed social measures as early as Sunday, 10 May. This allowed the people to celebrate Mother's Day together as a family. But how many families took advantage of this opportunity for social reunion? Which people asked for a physical meeting to ... 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

Report 4: The Leadership Compass as a guide to motivational communication

Published on 21 April 2020 Marathon runners prepare themselves thoroughly for a race. Not only physically, but also mentally: they have psychological strategies to get through difficult moments. They also have a tactical plan: they plan their race according to course knowledge and the opposition. The whole population has been running for more than 5 ... Read More

Report 3: Psychological vitamins in times of corona fatigue

Published on 14 April 2020 The corona measures are beginning to take their psychological toll. Corona fatigue sets in, with some beginning to yearn for their old, normal lives. Although we are urged by the government and scientists to persevere, perseverance takes more and more energy. Some lose their self-control and become more nonchalant. ... Read More