Psychological Adaptability And Wellbeing Of Female-Headed Poor Households To Changing Conditions Of The Covid-19 Crisis

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Indra Kertati , Susetyo Darmanto , Totok Tumangkar


Covid-19 has given birth to various impacts, not only on health, but also on other impacts, such as a decrease in household economic capacity, a decline in social relations between people, children's education, and even psychology. The impact is even more severe when it occurs in women who are heads of families in poor communities. Those with all limitations have to go through the problems of declining family economic capacity, children's education, health and even losing their jobs. This study aims to analyze the ability of female heads of poor families to adapt to changing conditions due to Covid-19. This research method is a mixed method with explanatory sequential design, namely collecting quantitative and qualitative data, examining, comparing and elaborating in one comprehensive analysis. The results of this study show that the capacity of women heads of poor families to face the Covid-19 pandemic is very heavy. The large number of family dependents, the cessation of household production, layoffs, demands for the provision of communication facilities for children, and gender discrimination are problems that must be faced by them. Despite all the limitations, the research found something interesting, namely that in a limited capacity, they encourage all family members to get up and work. They perform coping mechanisms to meet their daily needs. The ability of the head of the family to be resilient in the face of existing conditions has provided energy to fight Covid-19. The pandemic has moved the surrounding community by strengthening their capacity in various forms of activity. This change is an important part of social religiosity that is built when conditions are squeezed. The sense of humanity has dispelled the fear of contracting Covid-19. 

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