Document Type : Original Article


Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia, Faculty and Leadership Development Center, Assiut University, Asyut, Egypt


BACKGROUND: Women play a pivotal role in managing crises and diminishing their serious
consequences both in the family and society. In the first place, the spread of coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID‑19) is one of the most severe crises in the world. Accordingly, many precautionary
measures have been taken in many countries, including Saudi Arabia, such as border closures, lack
of movement, and quarantine procedures, leading to an unprecedented impact on the daily lifestyle,
and contributing significantly to increasing pressures on women because of her multiroles in family and
work. This study aims at identifying the role of women in managing family crises during COVID‑19.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive, cross‑sectional study. An online survey was
conducted using self‑designed electronic questionnaire consisting knowledge about the role of Saudi
women in managing family during COVID‑19 crises. The questionnaire was applied to 324 Saudi
working women in Riyadh and Najran, with an average age of 33 years.
RESULTS: The results indicate that the role of Saudi women during the COVID‑19 crisis was
approximately 82%. Moreover, results showed that the prevalence of the social, psychological, and
professional role of Saudi women during crisis was 82.24%, 83.40%, and 78.80%, respectively, which
indicates the importance of the role of Saudi women in managing family crises during COVID‑19.
CONCLUSION: Based on these results, the study emphasizes the importance of urging responsible
persons to provide a package of rescue and stimulus, including social protection measures.
Furthermore, it empowers Saudi women in all sectors of society and provides them with all means of
support to help them achieve their mandated role in society generally and in their families particularly.


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