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dc.contributor.authorVaterlaus, J. Mitchell
dc.contributor.authorShaffer, Tasha
dc.contributor.authorPatten, Emily V.
dc.contributor.authorSpruance, Lori A.
dc.identifier.citationVaterlaus, J. M., Shaffer, T., Patten, E. V., & Spruance, L. A. (2021). Parent–child relationships and the COVID-19 pandemic: an exploratory qualitative study with parents in early, middle, and late adulthood. Journal of Adult Development, 28(3), 251-263.en_US
dc.descriptionThis version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at:
dc.description.abstractThe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families is currently unknown. Parents and children have experienced a variety of changes as public health interventions have been implemented to slow the spread of the virus. The current exploratory qualitative study recruited parents (n = 365) in early (ages 20–34), middle (ages 35–64), and late (ages 65 and older) adulthood to understand how the early weeks of the pandemic influenced their parent–child relationships. Participants completed an online survey between March 21 and 31, 2020. Three themes emerged through qualitative content analysis: (1) relational steadiness, (2) navigating COVID-19 challenges in relationships, and (3) relational enhancement.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.rightscopyright springer science and business media LLC 2021en_US
dc.subjectparent child covid relationshipsen_US
dc.titleParent–Child Relationships and the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Qualitative Study with Parents in Early, Middle, and Late Adulthooden_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Adult Developmenten_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Education, Health & Human Developmenten_US
mus.relation.departmentHealth & Human Development.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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