Families And Children’s Experiences (F.A.C.E.) of COVID-19 Study
Project OverviewThe main purpose of our project is to explore the impact of COVID-related stress on the transactional relations between spousal/partner relationships, household daily stressors, the availability and quality of social support for parents, parental mental health, and parenting behaviors. Also, we are hoping to explore the implications of these transactions for children’s emotional and behavioral regulation, and to test whether changes in emotion regulation predict changes in young children’s socioemotional development and mental health. To examine the effects of the pandemic on family, parent, and child functioning, we will be recruiting 100-150 families in each of 19 cross-national and international sites. Focal children in these families will range in age between 3.5-to-7 years. Parents will be assessed in a baseline set of questionnaires measuring COVID-related stress, parental well-being, daily stressors, the availability of social support, parenting behaviors, and children’s emotional and behavioral regulation. In order to examine the ongoing processes of risk and resilience, follow-up data will be collected on these constructs monthly for six consecutive months.
Project KeywordsCOVID-related stress; Parenting; Social Support; Early childhood social and emotional well-being; Parent mental health
Department or Unit: Human Development & Quantitative Methodology
Organization: University of Maryland - College Park
- Name: JulieBowkerTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: U. at Buffalo
- Name: NicholasWagnerTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: Boston U
- Name: ManuelaVerissimoTitle: PhDOrganization: ISPA Portugal
- Name: AlidaLoCocoTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: U. Palermo
- Name: SusanaTerenoTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: Université Paris Descartes
- Name: RodrigoCárcamoTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: Universidad de Magallanes
- Name: HyounKimTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: Yonsei University
- Name: LixinRenTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: East China Normal University
- Name: OzgeMetin AzgeTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: EducationOrganization: Alamya U. Turkey
- Name: LeannaClossonTitle: PhDDepartment or Unit: PsychologyOrganization: St. Mary's U., Canada
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.