The Relationship between Parental Resilience and Online Learning Competency of Their Children in Elementary Schools during Covid-19 Pandemic


Ari Damayanti Wahyuningrum

 

Airlangga University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

 

ABSTRACT

 

Background: After WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, a widespread closure of public places was occurred, including schools. To minimize the risk of disease transmission and death, the Government’s policy indicates the mitigation measures, including internet-based education in schools by learning online for the safety of students and teachers. The role of parents is important to assist the online learning process of children. However, some parent experience inability to do optimally because of their condition such as busy schedule or under educated. The study aimed to determine the relationship between parental resilience and online learning competency of their children in elementary schools during COVID-19 pandemic.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in elementary schools, Tunjung Sekar, Malang, East Java, from June to August 2021. A sample of 120 students in grades 1 and 2 was selected by stratified random sampling. The dependent variable was parental resilience. The independent variable was online learning compe­tency. The parental resilience was measured by the Cannor Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RSCI). The data were analyzed using Spearman rank correlation.

Results: There was a positive correlation between parental resilience and online learning competency in elementary school students during COVID-19 pandemic (r= 0.84; p= 0.001).

Conclusion: Parental resilience is positively correlated with online learning competency of their children in elementary schools during COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

Keywords: parental resilience, online learning, competency, COVID-19.

Correspondence: Ari Damayanti Wahyuningrum. Airlangga University. Jl.Dr. Ir. H. Soekarno, Mulyo­rejo, Surabaya, East Java 60115. Email: ari.damayanti.wahyuningrum-2020@­fkp.­unair.ac.id. Mobile: +62 81330305056.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/ICPHpromotion.FP.08.2021.16

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