Hafidha Sulaiman Ahmed AlBarashdi


The present study aimed to identify the psychological flexibility and emotional regulation and their relationship with positive parenting, among a sample of Omani parents, during the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, and to identify the effect of some demographic variables on psychological flexibility and emotional regulation. The sample of the study consisted of (442) fathers and mothers, of whom (55.9٪) were females. The study applied three tools: Parents' Psychological Resilience Questionnaire by Burke and Moore (2015), Parents' Emotional Regulation Scale by Lorber et al. (2017), and Positive Parenting Practices Scale prepared by the researcher. The results showed that there is a positive and statistically significant relationship between the psychological flexibility of parents and emotional regulation, while there were no statistically significant correlations between psychological flexibility and its dimensions and emotional regulation and its dimensions, and between the positive parenting practices except «suppression». The results also showed that the level of psychological flexibility and emotional regulation of Omani parents during the period of the Corona pandemic was high, while the level of positive parenting practices was moderate. There were also differences between parents in psychological flexibility according to the gender, number of children, and housing, while no differences appeared between parents in psychological flexibility due to the parents' education level and income level. Finally, the results revealed that positive parenting could be predicted through parents' practice of suppression strategy for emotional regulation.


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Psychological flexibility
Emotional regulation
Positive parenting
Corona pandemic

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How to Cite
AlBarashdi حفيظة سليمان أحمد. 2022. “Psychological Flexibility, Emotional Regulation, and Their Relationship With Positive Omani Parenting During the Outbreak of the Corona Pandemic”. Journal of Educational Sciences 19 (19):80-113. https://doi.org/10.29117/jes.2022.0075.
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