2024 Research in the Capital

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Abstract

This study addresses the question, “Does COVID-19-related stress and household income during COVID-19 predict parents’ interactions with children and family community engagement one year later?” The hypothesis was that higher levels of COVID-19-related stress and lower household income would predict more negative interactions between parent and the focal child and less community engagement. The participants within this study were drawn from a larger ongoing study, the Dubuque Youth and Family Resilience Project (DYFRP). Control variables included household income, child’s gender, and child’s age. The independent variable was reported COVID-19 related stress and the dependent variables were community engagement, positive parenting styles, and negative parenting styles from Wave 2. Descriptive statistics and bivariate correlations of all control and study variables were conducted. While the results did not reach significance, their directionality concurred with the beginning hypothesis concerning COVID-19 related stress and parenting interactions.

Start Date

25-3-2024 11:45 AM

End Date

25-3-2024 1:30 PM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Jaimie O'Gara

Department

Department of Social Work

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Mar 25th, 11:45 AM Mar 25th, 1:30 PM

The Impact of COVID-19 Related Stress on Parenting and Community Engagement in a Small Iowa Community

This study addresses the question, “Does COVID-19-related stress and household income during COVID-19 predict parents’ interactions with children and family community engagement one year later?” The hypothesis was that higher levels of COVID-19-related stress and lower household income would predict more negative interactions between parent and the focal child and less community engagement. The participants within this study were drawn from a larger ongoing study, the Dubuque Youth and Family Resilience Project (DYFRP). Control variables included household income, child’s gender, and child’s age. The independent variable was reported COVID-19 related stress and the dependent variables were community engagement, positive parenting styles, and negative parenting styles from Wave 2. Descriptive statistics and bivariate correlations of all control and study variables were conducted. While the results did not reach significance, their directionality concurred with the beginning hypothesis concerning COVID-19 related stress and parenting interactions.