Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on family relationship
Madhumathi K Mantur, Bilquis and Prathibha HD
The pandemic of Corona Virus (COVID-19) hit public since from earlier days of 2020. Since the lockdown was implemented lifestyle, daily routines, work pattern, individual’s interpersonal relations etc., of public has changed. Hence on this issue we made an attempt to conduct an online survey to evaluate “Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on family relationship”. Online survey was conducted after the announcement of nationwide lockdown using the principle of snowball sampling, and survey forms sent through social networks like text message, WhatsApp, telegram and e-mails. The survey collected data on socio-demographic and impact of COVID-19 lockdown on family relations from 259 respondents. Results indicated that during the initial phase of Covid-19 social isolation, most of the family member improved their interpersonal communications, spiritual health, marital relationship, learned how to handle the family crises as well as enjoyed family togetherness. After implementation of lockdown employees allowed to do work from home, hence this change made parents to look after their children and engaging children in academic works, understanding about children’s needs and also reduce parent-child conflicts simultaneously assisted in taking care of family members. At the same time majority of respondents felt fatigue, bored and become lazy, due to the long period of social isolation. Most of the family members involved in household activities, spent more time in using electronic gazettes.
How to cite this article:
Madhumathi K Mantur, Bilquis, Prathibha HD. Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on family relationship. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(5):1584-1587.