The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many changes in family routines and introduced new stressors for parents. While stressors can lead to parental burnout, coparenting support may mitigate the effects of parental stress on parental burnout. The current study explored the effects of parental stress, COVID-19 stress, and coparenting support on parental burnout during the second year of the pandemic. Participants consisted of one hundred fifty-five parents in the USA (M = 39.6, SD = 7.38; female = 94.8%). Results suggested parental stress was positively associated with parental burnout while coparenting support was negatively associated with parental burnout. These findings highlight the importance of addressing parental stress and support to minimize the risk of parental burnout. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s).
|Journal||The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families|
|Early online date||Sep 2022|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - Sep 2022|
CitationVaydich, J. L., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2022). Parental burnout during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the role of parenting stressors and coparenting support. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/10664807221123556
- Parental stress
- Coparenting support
- Parental burnout