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 LINNEAUS UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY OF BORÅS

In Sweden we will examine the everyday life of different family members (children, parents, grandparents), their strategies to cope with restrictions of varying kinds, and the challenges they experience during the pandemic and after.


We aim to involve 20-30 families with children between 12-18 years of age. The study participants take diary notes through the research application Indeemo, where they answer questions about what they have been up to during the day, with whom they have had contact (physical or otherwise), and how they feel about how their lives being restricted and affected by the pandemic. They are invited to follow-up interviews over skype, facetime or telephone. The data collection is appreciated to go on 6 to 12 months. The project aims to widen our knowledge about family life in times of societal crises.

Den svenska studien, Familjers vardagsliv och relationer under Covid-19, syftar till att få kunskap om familjers vardagsliv och relationer under covid-19 pandemin och efteråt. Vi kommer att undersöka vilka utmaningar olika familjemedlemmar (barn, föräldrar, mor-/farföräldrar) upplever, och vilka strategier som används för att förhålla sig till den nya situationen av social isolering, eventuellt hemarbete, och undervisning på distans.


Studiedeltagarna deltar genom att använda en on-line app (Indeemo) under 6-12 månaders tid, där de svarar på grundläggande frågor kring vad de gjort under dagen, vem de umgåtts med, och hur de känner och tänker kring Covid-19 situationen. Det övergripande målet med projektet är att öka förståelsen för familjers liv och relationer i tider av pandemi och kris. Denna kunskap blir viktigt för beslutfattare, både under nuvarande pandemi men också för planering inför kommande pandemier och samhällskriser.

 

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Who We Are

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Dr Disa Bergnehr is Professor of Education at the Department of Pedagogy and Learning, Linneaus University. Her research focuses on families in contemporary Sweden, and she has conducted studies on representations of single parents, resettlement strategies of migrant parents and youth, schooling and parenting in disadvantaged areas, home-school relations, wellbeing, parent support, and children’s moral and emotional socialisation in preschool.

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Dr Annelie J Sundler is Professor in Caring Science at the Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås. Annelie has a clinical nursing background and her areas of research includes nursing, with focus on patient experiences and individual´s exposure in relation to health problems and illnesses. She has conducted research on child and school health services, child abuse, mental health and well-being of children and adults, person centered-care and healthcare communication.

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Laura is Paediatric nurse, Master of Public Health and Associate Professor in Caring Science. Her research field includes children's rights in health care and the everyday life of young children living with illness. She works as a senior lecturer in Nursing at the University of Borås, Sweden.