Parental burnout during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the role of parenting stressors and coparenting support

Jenny Lee VAYDICH, Yuen Man Rebecca CHEUNG

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families
Early online dateSep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 2022

Citation

Vaydich, 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

Keywords

  • Parental stress
  • Coparenting support
  • Parental burnout
  • COVID-19

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