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Title: Coping with global uncertainty: Perceptions of COVID-19 psychological distress, relationship quality, and dyadic coping for romantic partners across 27 countries
Authors: Randall, Ashley K. 
Leon, Gabriel
Basili, Emanuele
Martos, Tamás
Boiger, Michael
Baldi, Michela
Hocker, Lauren
Kline, Kai
Masturzi, Alessio
Aryeetey, Richmond 
Bar-Kalifa, Eran
Boon, Susan D.
Botella, Luis
Burke, Tom
Carnelley, Katherine B.
Carr, Alan
Dash, Arobindu
Fitriana, Mimi
Gaines, Stanley O.
Galdiolo, Sarah
Hart, Claire M.
Joo, Susanna
Kanth, Barani
Karademas, Evangelos
Karantzas, Gery
Landolt, Selina A.
McHugh, Louise
Milek, Anne
Murphy, Eddie
Natividade, Jean C. 
Portugal, Alda 
Quiñones, Álvaro
Relvas, Ana Paula 
Rumondor, Pingkan C. B.
Rusu, Petruta
Sallay, Viola
Saul, Luis Angel
Schmitt, David P.
Sels, Laura
Shujja, Sultan
Taylor, Laura K.
Ozguluk, S. Burcu
Verhofstadt, Leslie
Yoo, Gyesook 
Zemp, Martina
Donato, Silvia 
Totenhagen, Casey J.
van Eickels, Rahel L.
Adil, Adnan
Anaba, Emmanuel Anongeba
Asampong, Emmanuel
Beauchemin-Roy, Sarah
Berry, Anna
Brassard, Audrey
Chesterman, Susan
Ferguson, Lizzie
Fonseca, Gabriela
Gaugue, Justine
Geonet, Marie
Hermesch, Neele
Abdul Wahab Khan, Rahmattullah Khan
Knox, Laura
Lafontaine, Marie-France
Lawless, Nicholas
Londero-Santos, Amanda
Major, Sofia de Oliveira 
Marot, Tiago A.
Mullins, Ellie
Otermans, Pauldy C. J.
Pagani, Ariela F.
Parise, Miriam
Parvin, Roksana
De, Mallika
Péloquin, Katherine
Rebelo, Bárbara
Righetti, Francesca
Romano, Daniel
Salavati, Sara
Samrock, Steven
Serea, Mary
Seok, Chua Bee
Sotero, Luciana 
Stafford, Owen
Thomadakis, Christoforos
Topcu-Uzer, Cigdem
Ugarte, Carla
Low, Wah Yun
Simon-Zámbori, Petra
Siau, Ching Sin
Duca, Diana-Sînziana
Filip, Cornelia
Park, Hayoung
Wearen, Sinead
Bodenmann, Guy 
Chiarolanza, Claudia
Keywords: COVID-19; Distress; Dyadic coping; Multination; Relationship quality
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Project: This research was supported by funding from American Psychological Association’s Office of International Affairs (PI: Randall). 
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Volume: 39
Issue: 1
Abstract: Following the global outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, individuals report psychological distress associated with the “new normal”—social distancing, financial hardships, and increased responsibilities while working from home. Given the interpersonal nature of stress and coping responses between romantic partners, based on the systemic transactional model this study posits that perceived partner dyadic coping may be an important moderator between experiences of COVID-19 psychological distress and relationship quality. To examine these associations, self-report data from 14,020 people across 27 countries were collected during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic (March–July, 2020). It was hypothesized that higher symptoms of psychological distress would be reported post-COVID-19 compared to pre-COVID-19 restrictions (Hypothesis 1), reports of post-COVID-19 psychological distress would be negatively associated with relationship quality (Hypothesis 2), and perceived partner DC would moderate these associations (Hypothesis 3). While hypotheses were generally supported, results also showed interesting between-country variability. Limitations and future directions are presented.
Description: Article first published online: August 26, 2021
ISSN: 0265-4075
DOI: 10.1177/02654075211034236
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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