Tat’yana P. Opekina
Kostroma State University
Natal’ya S. Shipova
Kostroma State University
Family in lockdown: stress, risks and coping opportunities
Opekina T.P., Shipova N.S. Family in lockdown: stress, risks and coping opportunities // Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2020, vol. 26, № 3, pp. 121-128 (In Russ.). DOI https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-3-121-128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-3-121-128
УДК: 159.9:355
Publish date: 2020-06-29
Annotation: The role of external stressors in changing family relationships, as well as the influence of COVID-19 infection threat, lockdown impact on the psychological state of the family, their behaviour and interaction are discussed in the paper. The analysis of foreign and Russian studies on this topic is presented. The authors describe the influence of forced, more intense family communication and interaction on spouses` and child-parents` relationship in different types of families. They focus on the psycho-emotional state of family members, their stress level and coping specifics. Families with high risk of distress consequences are identified – families with “vulnerable” members, including elderly relatives and those who require special care and treatment. The positive meaning of emotional support and intra-family consistency of positions about a lockdown has been found to reduce distress emotional manifestations in a pandemic situation. New empirical norms of the express coping scale Brief Cope (Charles S. Carver, 1987) are given for a total sample of 554 people.
Keywords: family, close relationships, stress, threat of infection, emotional states: anxiety / depression, emotional strategy, coping emotional states.
Funding and acknowledgments: The study was funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, project FZEW-2020-0005
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Author's info: Tat’yana P. Opekina, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-8269, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia. E-mail: grigorova.t90@mail.ru
Co-author's info: Natal’ya S. Shipova, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0741-1297, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia. E-mail: ns.shipova@yandex.ru