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Neubauer, Andreas B.; Schmidt, Andrea; Kramer, Andrea C.; Schmiedek, Florian:

A little autonomy support goes a long way
Daily autonomy-supportive parenting, child well-being, parental need fulfillment, and change in child, family, and parent adjustment across the adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic

In: Child Development, (2021) , online first

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3a. Beiträge in begutachteten Zeitschriften; Aufsatz (keine besondere Kategorie)

Mehrebenenanalyse, Deutschland, Pandemie, Eltern, Kind, Selbstständigkeit, Unterstützung, Wirkung, Verhalten, Wohlbefinden, Bedürfnisbefriedigung, Veränderung, Verhaltensänderung, Anpassung, Familienleben, Stress, Vitalität, Befragung, Fragebogen, Längsschnittuntersuchung, Strukturgleichungsmodell

This study examined the effects of daily parental autonomy support on changes in child behavior, family environment, and parental wellbeing across 3 weeks during the COVID19 pandemic in Germany. Daytoday associations among autonomysupportive parenting, parental need fulfillment, and child wellbeing were also assessed. Parents (longitudinal N = 469; Mage = 42.93, SDage = 6.40) of school children (6-19 years) reported on adjustment measures at two measurement occasions and completed up to 21 daily online questionnaires in the weeks between these assessments. Results from dynamic structural equation models suggested reciprocal positive relations among autonomysupportive parenting and parental need fulfillment. Daily parental autonomy support, parental need fulfillment, and child wellbeing partially predicted change in adjustment measures highlighting the central role of daily parenting for children's adjustment during the pandemic. (DIPF/Orig.)

Education and Human Development