publication . Article . 2020

Maternal Distress/Coping and Children's Adaptive Behaviors During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Mediation Through Children's Emotional Experience

Serena Petrocchi; Serena Petrocchi; Serena Petrocchi; Annalisa Levante; Annalisa Levante; Federica Bianco; Ilaria Castelli; Flavia Lecciso; Flavia Lecciso;
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  • Published: 19 Nov 2020
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
<jats:p>The present study focused on the psychological impact that the lockdown due to coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) had on families in Italy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Italian government imposed a strict lockdown for all citizens. People were forced to stay at home, and the length of the lockdown was uncertain. Previous studies analyzed the impact of social distance measures on individuals' mental health, whereas few studies have examined the interplay between the adults' functioning, as parents, during this period and the association with the child's adjustment. The present study tested if maternal distress/coping predicts children's behaviors duri...
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free text keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; lockdown; quarantine; distress; coping; emotions; parent-child, Settore M-PSI/04 - Psicologia dello Sviluppo e Psicologia dell&apos;Educazione, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, lockdown, quarantine, distress, coping, Public Health, Original Research, emotions, parent-child, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Mental health, Social distance, Distress, Coping (psychology), Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies), Psychology, Adaptive behavior, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Structural equation modeling, Developmental psychology
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