Changes in resilience and supportive role in the parent-child relationship – longitudinal study COVID-19

Kövesdi, Andrea and Soltész-Várhelyi, Klára and Törő, Krisztina and Csikós, Gábor and Hadházi, Éva and Takács, Szabolcs and Rózsa, Sándor and Földi, Rita (2020) Changes in resilience and supportive role in the parent-child relationship – longitudinal study COVID-19. Psychologia Hungarica Caroliensis, 8 (3). pp. 30-49. ISSN 2064-2504


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Theoretical background: The global impact of the epidemic is undeniable on human relations, economy and health, (Trump, Igor, 2020). The COVID-19 epidemic is a long-lasting, continuous exposure, a danger to humans, regardless of gender, age or social affiliation. Individuals who are able to cope with and recover from significant stress or difficulty have shown lower levels of psychological problems compared to previous disasters (Blackmon et al., 2017; Galea et al., 2020; Salguero et al., 2011) as COVID- 19 also during an epidemic (Bonanno et al., 2007; Killgore et al., 2020; Liu et al., 2020). Resilience, despite endangered living conditions, has led to successful adaptation (Werner and Smith, 1992). Among the protective factors of personality during the epidemic, we focus on the ability of resilience in our research. Method: The longitudinal study snowball method was used. At the first sampling – in April, 2020 – 648 people (324 parents and children), at the second sampling – in December, 2020 – 88 people (44 parents and children) filled in the online questionnaires. Objective: To identify the protective role of resilience in a pandemic period. Results: The resilience value of the parents is higher than that of the children during the study period. Considering the whole sample, girls are the most vulnerable to the effects of stress. Resilience reduces the negative impact of stress on the quality of family relationships. Conclusion: Resilience was identified as a protective factor for health anxiety and the quality of family relationships. In times of pandemic, it is worth saving psychological resources and striving for recharging and vitality-filled experiences when positive experiences support flexible adaptation (resilience).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISSN online: 2064-3101
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: Zsolt Baráth
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 08:22
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 08:22

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