Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Correlational Factors of Family System’s Emotional Equilibration and Resilience: A Quantitative Study of Families Living in Iran amid COVID19 Pandemic
Nicole Jafari, Nasim Bagheri, Saghar Janamian, Mona Mehrabi, Mona Moshtagh, Pantea Nili

Resilience comprises of a dynamic system designed to withstand or recover from significant challenges such as stress and anxiety that threaten its stability, viability, or development (Masten, 2011& 2012). Bowen‘s family systems theory describes how the personality and life choices of an individual can affect the interdependence and emotional relationship between all the members of a family, thus impacting its mode of survival and stability, and in turn, impacting resilience (Ayenechi, 2018).The authors hypothesize that in lieu of COVID19, as a traumatic experience, family resilience becomes codependent on its interpersonal and relational equilibration. To test the hypothesis, a sample population of 841 participants was selected by convenient and purposive sampling strategy using social media as a forum for data collection. The instrument selected for data collection was Connor/Davidson (2003) Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) questionnaire expanded by additional questions to address both the parental emotional equilibration and to adjust for cultural contrast of families in Iran. The final analysis showed a positive linear correlation between individual parent’s emotional equilibration resulting in 80.5% resilience coefficient, while confirming the validity of the hypothesis.

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