• Fitri Ariyanti Abidin Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Syipa Husni Fadilah Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Vidya Anindhita Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Fitriani Yustikasari Lubis Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Laila Qodariah Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Lenny Kendhawati Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Hendriati Agustiani Universitas Padjadjaran
Keywords: parenting stress, Covid-19, sociodemographics, fathers, mothers


The Covid-19 pandemic is a phenomenon that mental health scholars have not fully understood, which might adversely affect parenting. Previous studies have found that sociodemographic factors influence parenting stress in non-pandemic conditions. However, no study has discussed parenting stress during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the present study investigates the sociodemographic factors influencing parenting stress during the Covid-19 pandemic. Using a cross-sectional approach, we applied convenience sampling using online platforms to recruit the participants. Seven hundred ninety parents aged 20-57 participated in this study (mothers = 740, fathers = 50). The validated Indonesian version of the Parenting Stress Scale was administered online to measure parenting stress. The results identified that mothers experienced parenting stress more than fathers (t(788) = -2.83; p = 0.005; d = -3.28; 95% CI [-5.55; -1.00]).  Furthermore, it revealed that financial condition was the only predictor of the parenting stress experienced by fathers (β = 0.39, p = 0.02). Apart from the financial condition, working status (β = -0.08, p = 0.04), educational background (β =-0.10, p = 0.02), and marital status (β = 0.13, p = 0.00) also predicted the level of parenting stress in mothers. Several sociodemographic variables associated with maternal parenting stress indicate the necessity of interventions to promote mothers' mental health, who are more prone to parenting stress than fathers.

Author Biographies

Fitri Ariyanti Abidin, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of General and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Syipa Husni Fadilah, Universitas Padjadjaran

Center for Psychological Innovation and Research, Faculty of Psychology

Vidya Anindhita, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Fitriani Yustikasari Lubis, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Laila Qodariah, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Lenny Kendhawati, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Hendriati Agustiani, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A


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How to Cite
AbidinF. A., FadilahS. H., AnindhitaV., LubisF. Y., QodariahL., KendhawatiL., & AgustianiH. (2022). SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PARENTING STRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga & Konsumen, 15(3), 243-250.