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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The current research aimed at investigating the psychological, social and economic impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on family relations from parents’ viewpoints. In addition, it aimed at presenting proposed strategies to reduce the negative impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on family relations. To achieve the research objectives, the researcher followed the descriptive analytical research design. The research instruments included a questionnaire designed to verify the most significant psychological, social and economic impacts, and the most effective proposed strategies. The questionnaire was administered to a sample of parents of some Saudi families. Results showed that there was a high percentage of agreement ranged between (50.86: 84.20) about the negative psychological impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on family relations. Nevertheless, there was a high percentage of agreement ranged between (68.40: 85.93) about the positive social impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on family relations, whereas there was a high percentage of agreement ranged between (68.40: 80.99) about the negative economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic on family relations. This meant that the pandemic had significant negative psychological and economic impacts on family relations, whereas it had considerable positive social impacts. Additionally, all the proposed strategies to reduce the negative impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on family relations indicated high percentage of agreement ranged between (80.74: 88.64). Furthermore, some recommendations were also presented, the most important of which is preparing group counseling programs to train all Family members, i.e. Parents and their children, on communication and problem-solving skills during Coronavirus pandemic.

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