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Children's resilience during Covid‐19 confinement : a child's perspective : which general and media coping strategies are useful?

(2022) JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY. 50(3). p.1503-1520
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This study explored how children (9-13 years old) coped with the uncertain situation during the first Covid-19 confinement period (Spring 2020) and whether media helped them handle the situation. Based on a survey among 667 West-European (Belgian) children, we concluded that children used various strategies to cope with the situation. Seeking social support via social media and searching for distraction was applied by most children. Creating a comforting atmosphere was used by many, although not evaluated as an effective strategy. Whereas older children searched for Covid-19-related information, younger children indicated to avoid news media to regulate their emotions. The Covid-19 anxiety of parents in the confinement period impacted upon the general level of concerns of their children. The results offer policy recommendations on how to support children in handling the tensive Covid-19 situation, especially during lockdown periods.
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Social Psychology, children, confinement, coping strategies, Covid-19, media use, resilience, MENTAL-HEALTH, COMMUNICATION, ADOLESCENCE, MANAGEMENT, SYMPTOMS, CRITIQUE

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Cauberghe, Veroline, et al. “Children’s Resilience during Covid‐19 Confinement : A Child’s Perspective : Which General and Media Coping Strategies Are Useful?” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 50, no. 3, 2022, pp. 1503–20, doi:10.1002/jcop.22729.
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Cauberghe, V., De Jans, S., Hudders, L., & Vanwesenbeeck, I. (2022). Children’s resilience during Covid‐19 confinement : a child’s perspective : which general and media coping strategies are useful? JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, 50(3), 1503–1520. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22729
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Cauberghe, Veroline, Steffi De Jans, Liselot Hudders, and Ini Vanwesenbeeck. 2022. “Children’s Resilience during Covid‐19 Confinement : A Child’s Perspective : Which General and Media Coping Strategies Are Useful?” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY 50 (3): 1503–20. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22729.
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Cauberghe, Veroline, Steffi De Jans, Liselot Hudders, and Ini Vanwesenbeeck. 2022. “Children’s Resilience during Covid‐19 Confinement : A Child’s Perspective : Which General and Media Coping Strategies Are Useful?” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY 50 (3): 1503–1520. doi:10.1002/jcop.22729.
Vancouver
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Cauberghe V, De Jans S, Hudders L, Vanwesenbeeck I. Children’s resilience during Covid‐19 confinement : a child’s perspective : which general and media coping strategies are useful? JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY. 2022;50(3):1503–20.
IEEE
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V. Cauberghe, S. De Jans, L. Hudders, and I. Vanwesenbeeck, “Children’s resilience during Covid‐19 confinement : a child’s perspective : which general and media coping strategies are useful?,” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 1503–1520, 2022.
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