Family Strength and Well–Being During Unemployment (67532)

Session Information: Aging and Psychology
Session Chair: Amit Shrira

Cancelled & Moved to Virtual Presentation | Sunday, 2 April 2023 14:40
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

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Cancelled & Moved to Virtual Presentation

Unemployment is one of the phenomena that is increasingly happening during the pandemic. Previous studies on job loss and unemployment have found various adverse psychological effects on individuals and their family members. Even so, the role of the family in this phenomenon still needs to be widely known, especially in dealing with negative psychological impacts. This study aims to find out how families can survive in stressful conditions, especially in experiencing layoffs during the pandemic, and its effect on psychological states. We use a mixed method with an explanatory sequential design that starts with a quantitative phase, then a qualitative phase, and ends with the integration process. Our statistical analysis found a significant positive correlation between family strength and psychological well-being, r(42)=0.579, ρ=0.00. The qualitative analysis then found the support provided by the family and their relation to positive changes in the relationship between family members. Finally, the results of the integration process show that there are contradictory roles of the family when experiencing financial problems. On the one hand, the family provides various kinds of support (e.g., being involved in problem-solving, providing emotional support, encouraging spiritual coping, and being united during difficult times). On the other hand, family members also make demands to meet the cost of daily necessities and stimulate negative emotions. The results of this study are essential as the basis of psychological interventions by public or private institutions for families experiencing financial problems such as losing their jobs and unemployment.

Shofura, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Diana Setiyawati, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Cancelled & Moved to Virtual Presentation | Ms Shofura Fajar is a University Postgraduate Student at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00