Survey Topic: Parenting in the Pandemic

UC Davis psychology professor Paul Hastings and colleagues have turned their attention to parents for a second study of people’s mental and emotional health and well-being during COVID-19.


Eligible parents are invited to take a 35- to 45-minute survey for the study, and each participant will receive a $15 electronic gift card in return. Only one parent per household can take the survey.

The survey from Hastings’ lab, Healthy Emotions, Relationships and Development, or HERD, aims to understand parents’ behavioral, social and emotional responses to coronavirus/COVID-19, and parents’ experiences with child-rearing during this time. 

To be eligible to participate, respondents must be at least 18 years old, be a parent of a child from 2 to 18 years old who lives at home, be able to read and understand English, and have access to the internet to complete the online survey. All information provided will be kept confidential.

Click here to participate.

Hastings is also leading a study seeking participants for an online survey aimed at understanding the nature of people’s diverse emotional and behavioral responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health regulations — and the possible reasons for why they have responded in these ways. In that survey, respondents need not be parents. That online study can be found here.

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