Single Parent Psychology Who Confirmed Positive Covid-19

  • Padila Padila University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Juli Andri University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Andry Sartika University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Muhammad Bagus Andrianto University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Harsismanto J Pematang Tiga Health Center


This study aims to explore the psychological experiences of single parents with confirmed COVID-19. The design of this study is a phenomenological approach because what is being studied is experience. The participants involved were single parents with confirmed COVID-19, with the instrument used as an in-depth interview guide related to their psychological experiences with confirmed COVID-19. The results of this study obtained five themes, namely the transmission of covid-19 occurs due to infection from friends in the work environment and after traveling, feelings when confirmed with covid-19, single parents experience shortness of breath, anxiety, worry, fear, shaking, insomnia, headaches, and anxiety. Was. In self-care, single parents ask to be cared for independently at home by taking medicines, vitamins, herbs to maintain progress and experience changes in excessive eating patterns. This he also applies to his children so that children stay healthy. The conclusion is that single parents experience psychological problems, namely anxiety, with a moderate level when confirmed positive for COVID-19.


Keywords: Covid-19, Psychological, Single parent, Phenomenology


Almeida, M., Shrestha, A., & Stojanac, D. (2020). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Mental Health. Arch Womens Ment Health , 23(1). https://doi. org/10. 1007/s00737-020-01092-2

Abayomi, O., Olaseni, O. S., Akinsola, S. F., & Agberotimi, R. O. (2020) Psychological Distress Experiences of Nigerians During COVID-19 Pandemic; The Gender Difference, Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 2(1). 1016/j.ssaho.2020.100052

Batubara, I. K. (2018). Peran Orang Tua Tunggal dalam Memenuhi Kebutuhan Sosial Ekonomi Keluarga (Studi Kasus : Ibu sebagai Orang Tua Tunggal di Kelurahan Semula Jadi Kota Tanjungbalai). Repository Institusi Universitas Sumatera Utara.

Dewi, P. A. S. C., & Khotimah, H. (2020). Pola Asuh Single Parent pada Anak di Masa Pandemi Covid-19. Seminar Nasional Sistem Informasi (SENASIF), 4(1).

Elbay, R. Y., Kurtulmuş, A., & Arpacıoğlu, S. E. K. (2020). Depression, Anxiety, Stress Levels of Physicians and Associated Factors in COVID-19 Pandemics. Psychiatry Research, 290(2). https:// 1016/j. psychres. 2020.113130

Febrianto, P. T. (2021). Strategi Bertahan Hidup Ibu Tunggal Mahasiswa Universitas Selama Pandemi COVID-19. Society, 9(1), 20–39. https://society.fisip. /index.php/society/article/view/301

Kurniati, E., Alfaeni, D. K. N., & Andriani, F. (2021). Analisis Peran Single Parent dalam Mendampingi Anak di Masa Pandemi Covid-19. Jurnal Obsesi: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini, 5(1), 241–256. https://obsesi.or. id/index.php/ obsesi/ article/view/541/pdf

Larastati, S. P., & Munastiwi, E. (2021). Strategi Kreatif Orang Tua Single Parent dalam Membangun Sikap Empati Anak selama Masa Pandemi Covid-19. Potensia : Jurnal Kependidikan Islam, 7(1), 73–85.

Nurlaeli, D. R., & Nurwanti, N. (2017). Kelekatan (Attachment) Ibu – Anak di Tengah COVID-19. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 53(9). file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/fvm939e.pdf

Padila, P., Andri, J., Sartika, A., Andrianto, M. B., & Harsismanto, J. (2021). Pengalaman Single Parents dalam Merawat Anak yang Terkonfirmasi Positif Covid-19. Jurnal Kesmas Asclepius, 3(2), 41–48.

Padila, P., Harsismanto, J., Andrianto, M. B., Sartika, A., & Ningrum, D. S. (2021). Pengalaman Orangtua dalam Merawat Anak Retardasi Mental. Jurnal Keperawatan Asclepius, 3(1), 9–16. https://journal. index.php/ JKA/article/view/2163

Russell, B. S., Hutchison, M., & Tambling, R. (2020). Initial Challenges of Caregiving During COVID-19: Caregiver Burden, Mental Health, and the Parent–Child Relationship. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 51, 671–682. 10.1007/s10578-020-01037-x

Santoso, D. Y. A., & Listywan, B. (2020). Efektifitas Hipnoterapi terhadap Efikasi Diri Remaja untuk Melakukan Diet Sehat. Jurnal Ilmiah STIKES Kendal, 10(2).

Tirajoh, C. V, Munayang, H., & Karupan, B. H. R. (2021). Dampak Pembelajaran Jarak Jauh terhadap Kecemasan Orang Tua Murid di Masa Pandemi Covid-19. Jurnal Biomedik : JBM, 13(1), 49–57.

Wu, M., Xu, W., Yao, Y., Zhang, L., Guo, L., Fan, J., & Chen, J. (2020). Mental Health status of Students’ Parents during Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Influence Factors. General Psychiatry, 33(4).
Abstract viewed = 44 times
pdf downloaded = 54 times