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Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University Volume 15 pp. 73 - 79
published_at 2022-03-31
We preliminarily surveyed the influence of COVID-19 on pregnancy, birth, and childcare. We used semi-structured interviews. We used text mining to analyze five participants who experienced pregnancy and childbirth before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study showed the following outcomes: (1) COVID-19 influenced familial support, social support, and birth. (2) Participants found it difficult to ask for support. (3) Participants needed social support for infection prevention at the preparation stage because they also cared for their children. (4) The birth affected the failure to share needs of the family and enhance the awareness of childbirth as a pregnant woman.
Creators : Kamo Naoko | Sugino Maki | Matsuura Kazufumi | Sugino Maki | Kamo Naoko | Syoji Ayako | Koga Toshinori | Terada Aki | Matsuura Kazufumi | Nakamura Bunya | Tokuda Kazuhiro | Yoshimura Koichi | Tanaka Makiko Updated At : 2022-05-11 10:54:56
Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University Volume 15 pp. 65 - 71
published_at 2022-03-31
A multiple-choice questionnaire was administered to university students to investigate their positive changes during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The data revealed that more than three-fourths of the students felt positive changes in relationships and values. Additionally, approximately half of the students felt positive changes in customs and behavior, while 20%–30% felt positive physical and mental vitality changes. Our findings suggest that it may be necessary for university students to notice their positive changes as being essential for growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creators : Koga Toshinori | Terada Aki | Matsuura Kazufumi | Sugino Maki | Kamo Naoko | Syoji Ayako | Nakamura Bunya | Tokuda Kazuhiro | Tanaka Makiko | Yoshimura Koichi Updated At : 2022-05-11 10:37:49
Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University Volume 15 pp. 53 - 63
published_at 2022-03-31
An online questionnaire was administered to 143 university students to clarify their perception of the elderly and its related factors. Consequently, the elderly that formed the basis of the students’ perception regarding older adults were in the following order: “grandparents” > “the elderly in the community” ≥“the elderly in various media.” Furthermore, the students’ perception of the older adults was related to “frequent contact with grandparents,” “quarrel with grandparents,” “pleasant activity with the elderly in the community,” “training session offered by the elderly in the community,” “experience of being scolded by the elderly in the community,” “contents of various media for respect for the elderly,” and “contents of various media for the care of the elderly.” Our findings suggest that experiences with grandparents and older people in the community and various media may play an essential role in having a more positive perception of the elderly for students.
Creators : Kojima Yoichi | Zihan Sun | Nakazaki Daiki | Huafei Liu | Hirotsu Kimiko | Tokuda Kazuhiro | Hasegawa Masashi | Yoshimura Koichi Updated At : 2022-05-11 10:24:45
Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University Volume 15 pp. 43 - 51
published_at 2022-03-31
Based on a paper aimed to document the pioneering use of Blended Learning and Instructional Design published in March 2021, an attempt was made to improve one compulsory subject in the Postgraduate Schools of YPU. The goal of improving the class called ‘Quality of Life (QOL)’ was to show a model to be used at Postgraduate level for mostly adult learners so that they could access the class from their workplaces or homes. The construction of the whole class needed to be reviewed, instead of just utilizing an interactive online ICT tool. This paper also tries to present an idea for a certificate program based on the above QOL class. Yamaguchi Prefectural University promotes four educational principles, including “respect for human nature,” “emphasis on citizens’ perspectives,” “co-existence with the community,” and “response to globalization”. The focus on humanities is crystalized on the teaching subject, QOL, as mentioned above. ‘Quality of Life’ covers the examination of the quality of everyday life in today’s changing world to diverse life stages, and then into every type of lives in nature and around the globe. By placing the QOL class as the core and adding one or two classes, it is assumed that the certificate course could be started by connecting issues in local towns to innovative solutions in wider society.
Creators : Iwano Masako | Yoshimura Koichi | Hitomi Eri | Hasegawa Masashi | Saito Tadashi | Wilson Amy Updated At : 2022-05-11 10:17:30
Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University Volume 15 pp. 35 - 42
published_at 2022-03-31
Creators : Suzuki Takayasu Updated At : 2022-05-11 10:12:22