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The Phenomenon of Social and Pastoral Service in Eastern Slovakia and Northwestern Czech Republic during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparison of Two Selected Units of Former Czechoslovakia in the Context of the Perspective of Positive Solutions

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Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology of Cyril and Methodius, Comenius University Bratislava, 81458 Bratislava, Slovakia
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College of Applied Psychology, 41155 Terezín, Czech Republic
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Department of Russian Language, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), 117198 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Social Works, Faculty of Theology, Catholic University in Ružomberok, 03401 Ruzomberok, Slovakia
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Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia
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Department of Biblical and Jewish Studies, Hussite Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague, 14000 Prague, Czech Republic
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Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Granada, 18001 Granada, Spain
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Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Regional Development, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Informatics, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia
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Academic Editors: Jayajit Chakraborty and Gilbert Ramirez
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(4), 2480; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042480
Received: 13 January 2022 / Revised: 14 February 2022 / Accepted: 16 February 2022 / Published: 21 February 2022
This study seeks to explain the differences in the perception of social and pastoral service after the first and second wave pandemic in 2020 among the inhabitants of two neighbouring states, both parts of the former unified Czechoslovakia. Our research study compares subjective perception, needs, and participation among inhabitants of eastern Slovakia and north-western Czech Republic in social and pastoral service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research sample consisted of a healthy population from the Czech Republic (n = 496) and Slovakia (n = 484) over 16 years of age, of which 63% (n = 617) were women and 37% (n = 363) men. The level of education ranged from primary to postgraduate. The research sample consisted of 623 (63.6%) participants with religious affiliation and 357 (36.4%) without religion. The level of perception, needs, and participation of the participants in social and pastoral service was obtained based on a non-standardised questionnaire. The results of our study confirmed several differences in the areas studied. View Full-Text
Keywords: social and pastoral service; religious affiliation; pandemic situation social and pastoral service; religious affiliation; pandemic situation
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Maturkanič, P.; Čergeťová, I.T.; Králik, R.; Hlad, Ľ.; Roubalová, M.; Martin, J.G.; Judák, V.; Akimjak, A.; Petrikovičová, L. The Phenomenon of Social and Pastoral Service in Eastern Slovakia and Northwestern Czech Republic during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparison of Two Selected Units of Former Czechoslovakia in the Context of the Perspective of Positive Solutions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 2480. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042480

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Maturkanič P, Čergeťová IT, Králik R, Hlad Ľ, Roubalová M, Martin JG, Judák V, Akimjak A, Petrikovičová L. The Phenomenon of Social and Pastoral Service in Eastern Slovakia and Northwestern Czech Republic during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparison of Two Selected Units of Former Czechoslovakia in the Context of the Perspective of Positive Solutions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(4):2480. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042480

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Maturkanič, Patrik, Ivana T. Čergeťová, Roman Králik, Ľubomír Hlad, Marie Roubalová, Jose G. Martin, Viliam Judák, Amantius Akimjak, and Lucia Petrikovičová. 2022. "The Phenomenon of Social and Pastoral Service in Eastern Slovakia and Northwestern Czech Republic during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparison of Two Selected Units of Former Czechoslovakia in the Context of the Perspective of Positive Solutions" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 4: 2480. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042480

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