Communal coping and its association with marital relations and psychological outcomes among healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alimoradi, Z., Soleimani, M.A., Keramtkar, M., Bahrami, N. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2022. Communal coping and its association with marital relations and psychological outcomes among healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 13: 936108. ISSN 1664-1078

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Abstract

Background: Communal coping is a type of interdependency in which couples dealing with a health threat share assessment of a threat and respond together to the stress. The present study investigated communal coping in the COVID-19 pandemic and its association with psychological and relational outcomes among healthcare professionals.

Methods: In the present cross-sectional survey study, 242 healthcare professionals from hospitals and health centers were recruited via convenience sampling between August and October 2020. Communal coping with working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, dyadic adjustment, psychological distress, and fear of COVID-19 along with demographic and professional characteristics were assessed via an online survey.

Results: Multivariable linear regression showed that dyadic adjustment (β = 0.73), psychological distress (β = 0.16), fear of COVID-19 (β = 0.11), and support gap (β = −0.04) were significant independent variables associated with communal coping among healthcare professionals.

Conclusion: Healthcare professionals coped communally within the family in dealing with working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dyadic adjustment was the strongest predictor of communal coping among healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Creators: Alimoradi, Z., Soleimani, M.A., Keramtkar, M., Bahrami, N. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Date: 22 July 2022
Volume: 13
ISSN: 1664-1078
Identifiers:
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10.3389/fpsyg.2022.936108DOI
1571123Other
Rights: © 2022 Alimoradi, Soleimani, Keramtkar, Bahrami and Griffiths. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 29 Jul 2022 13:14
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2022 13:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46779

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