The role of cognitive appraisals in parental burnout: A preliminary analysis during the COVID-19 quarantine

A. Woine*, M. Mikolajczak, J. Gross, H. Van Bakel, I. Roskam

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Abstract

Counter-intuitively, sociodemographic characteristics account for a small proportion of explained variance in parental burnout. The present study conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic asks whether (i) sociodemographic characteristics are more predictive of parental burnout than usual in a situation of lockdown, (ii) situational factors, that is, the specific restrictive living conditions inherent in the context of lockdown, predict parental burnout better than sociodemographic characteristics do, and (iii) the impact of both sociodemographic and situational factors is moderated or mediated by the parents’ subjective perception of the impact that the health crisis has had on their parenting circumstances. Results show that, within the context of lockdown, both sociodemographic and situational factors explain a negligible proportion of variance in parental burnout. By contrast, parents’ cognitive appraisals of their parenthood within the context of the health crisis were found to play both a crucial mediating and moderating role in the prediction of parental burnout.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30585-30598
JournalCurrent Psychology
Volume42
Issue number34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Cognitive appraisals
  • Covid-19 pandemic
  • Parental burnout
  • Subjective perception

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