STUDY ON PARENTING DURING CIRCUIT-BREAKER COVID-19
SURVEY ON PARENTING DURING CIRCUIT-BREAKER IN SINGAPORE
264 parents responded
An online survey
We collected data from 22nd April 2020 to 5th May 2020
To be eligible for survey participation, the respondents have to be age 18 years or older, living in Singapore currently with at least one child age 12 years or younger, and are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.
Key Findings (1)
A significant impact of COVID-19 on the finances, resource accessibility, and psychological health of parents.
Parents are engaged in more activities with their children during the Circuit- breaker.
Though parents feel close to their children, many parents expressed high levels of parental stress during the Circuit-breaker period.
Key Findings (2)
Increased use of disciplinary and punishment practices among parents. Parents used more yelling/screaming and harsh words with their children. 13% of parents had used more corporal punishment such as caning and spanking.
40% of parents reported an increase in verbal conflicts with their spouses. 8% of parents had experienced an increase in physical conflicts with their spouse.
Research Brief of Parenting During Circuit-Breaker in Singapore
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PUBLISHED STUDIES/PREPRINTS RELATED TO PARENTING DURING COVID-19
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
1) Mediating Effects of Parental Stress on Harsh Parenting and Parent-Child Relationship during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in Singapore
Based on the Parental Stress Model, this study aims to understand how parents’ perceived impact of COVID-19 increased harsh parenting and reduced parent-child relationship closeness through the mediating effects of parenting stress
3) Parents’ Distress and Poor Parenting during COVID-19: The Buffering Effects of Partner Support and Cooperative Coparenting
Leveraging an ongoing longitudinal study, the current study tests whether parents’ distress during a mandated lockdown predicts residual changes in poorer parenting andidentifieswithin-family support processes that buffer these harmful effects https://psyarxiv.com/nxdsk/
4) “Let’s Not Pretend It’s Fun”: How COVID-19-Related School and Childcare Closures are Damaging Mothers’Well-Being
The COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and childcare centers across the U.S., forcing many parents to care for children at home. While parents generally enjoy time with children and want more “family time,” evidence also suggests that substantial, unanticipated increases in parenting time may negatively impact at least some mothers’ well-being. We investigate this possibility using surveys (N=139) and in-depth interviews (N=65) with mothers of young children in Southern Indiana conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic (April-May 2020). 10.31235/osf.io/jyvk4
5) Parental Burnout and Child Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of this paper is to review the concept of parental burnout, discuss parental burnout in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and focus specifically on the effects of child maltreatment. Implications for practitioners will be discussed.
6) Child Maltreatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Consequences of Parental Job Loss on Psychological and Physical Abuse Towards Children
The current study investigated factors associated with child maltreatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, including parental job loss, and whether cognitive reframing moderated associations between job loss and child maltreatment.
7) Material hardship and parenting stress among grandparent kinship providers during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of grandparents’ mental health.
This study examined the relationship between material hardship and parenting stress among grandparent kinship providers, and assessed grandparents’ mental health as a potential mediator to this relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
8) Associations Between Work-Family Balance, Parenting Stress, and Marital Conflicts During COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore.
To identify profiles of parents’ work-family balance (WFB) and social support and examine their links with parenting stress and marital conflict.
9) Risk and resilience in family well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an acute threat to the well-being of children and families due to challenges related to social disruption such as financial insecurity, caregiving burden, and confinement-related stress (e.g., crowding, changes to structure, and routine). The consequences of these difficulties are likely to be longstanding, in part because of the ways in which contextual risk permeates the structures and processes of family systems. The current article draws from pertinent literature across topic areas of acute crises and long-term, cumulative risk to illustrate the multitude of ways in which the well-being of children and families may be at risk during COVID-19.
10) COVID-19 Life Events Spill-Over on Family Functioning and Adolescent Adjustment
In this longitudinal study, we examined parent and youth perceptions of how life events, both positive and negative, associated with the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in changes in family functioning as well as youth functioning. We tested both direct effects of parent- and youth-reported negative and positive events as well as indirect or spillover effects that have their effects on parent functioning and marital relationships. 10.21203/rs.3.rs-90361/v1
OTHER LOCAL STUDIES ON PARENTING DURING COVID/CB OR COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES
We put links to other local studies that also looked at parenting during COVID-19/CB