University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented global event. Research demonstrates the impact the pandemic had on both parents and children regarding their mental health and learning abilities. The current study examined parents’ experiences during the pandemic. This study had a particular focus on how changes to schooling impacted school experiences and social emotional experiences. The sample was comprised of parents whose children were in K-12 schooling and data was collected during Fall of 2020. The findings suggest that while there were several challenges, parents also reported some positive outcomes. This study serves as a foundation for future research to be conducted as long-term effects need to be examined. The study also provides a better understanding of the impacts that school closures have on children and adults. Limitations and future research are further discussed.
Stulpin, Kathryn; Turner, William; Fasciano, Nicholas; Peirano, Amanda; Cheng, Kedai; and Brez, Caitlin
"The Impact of School Closures and Isolation on Parents in the US,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 29:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol29/iss1/10