Covid 19 coping strategies and the psychosocial situation of parents in relation to their work life balance in Kampala central division
WAMBUZI, ANDREW JOHNMARY
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The outbreak of COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown measures had devastating impacts on the global economy. In Uganda, to curb the spread of the pandemic, the government initiated several coping strategies including social distancing, total lockdowns, and later on vaccination. However, though several studies showed the economic and social impacts of the pandemic, few studies; especially in Uganda documented how the pandemic affected parents. This formed the purpose of this study which aimed at assessing the relationship between Covid-19 coping strategies, psychosocial situations, and the work-life balance of parents. To achieve this objective correlational research was conducted and 285 respondents were used as a sample population from Kagugube parish in Kampala. Study findings found a positive relationship between COVID-19 and psychosocial situations (r=.39) and a very strong correlation between COVID-19 coping strategies and work-life balance (r= 1.00). This implies that the coping strategies significantly affected parents especially mothers and thus support packages and programs are needed to rehabilitate and economically empower communities that were grossly affected by the pandemic.