Association of COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Interaction Patterns: A Quantitative Study from inhabitants of Karachi

Muhammad Faisal Sultan, Muhammad Raghib Zafar, Israr Ahmed Jatoi, Dr. Imam Uddin


COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that resulted in isolation or social distancing but COVID-19 was found to be the deadliest and long-lasting as compared to all the previous forms of pandemics. Thus, the recent pandemic does not only harms the economy, business, and individual income but also the patterns and behaviors followed in daily life. However, there are lacking studies that may highlight the effect of this deadly pandemic on patterns of social interactions. Thus, study is one of the prime efforts to bridge the gap through data collection from inhabitants of Karachi. Convenience sampling has been used to collect data and SMART-PLS has been the source of analysis which predicted that COVID-19 affected the social interactions patterns in drastic manner. However, age of respondent is also the considerable factor for changing in social interaction patterns. Similarly, country’s culture is one of the prime reasons due to which people do not leave their loved ones and friends alone even in the situation of high concern and emergency

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