This research project explored the experience of joy of living during the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic for eight young adults of Generation Z. The exploration also covered the young adult’s generational self-identity and their views about the world of today. This research and its findings promote inter-generational inclusion in communities, education, at work and in policy making.


  • Semi-structured interviews were used for data collection and the analysis was conducted using Structural Existential Analysis, a qualitative phenomenological method that helped explore the experience of joy if living in crisis within the four existential realms of the participants (personal, relational, physical and spiritual). Approved by the ethics committees of NSPC & Middlesex University

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