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Quality of Adult Child‐Aging Parent Relationships: A Structural Equations Approach Using Merged Cross‐Generational Data

Quality of Adult Child‐Aging Parent Relationships: A Structural Equations Approach Using Merged... In a study of the attachment bond, determinants of the quality of the adult child‐aging parent relationship are analyzed from the child's perspective for 180 adult child‐aging parent pairs. Structural equation models are estimated for thefull sample andfor parent‐child pairs living more than 60 miles apart and within 60 miles of each other. In the full sample, quality of the adult child‐elderly parent relationship is enhanced by greater frequency of intergenerational interaction; a stronger sense of filial obligation; adult children who are married, have less education, and are in better health; smaller sibling unit size; only‐child status; and parents who are married, older, and are in better health. Different predictors are significant in thefull‐sample, near‐proximity, andfar‐proximity models, but the direction of significant effects is consistent across equations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal Wiley

Quality of Adult Child‐Aging Parent Relationships: A Structural Equations Approach Using Merged Cross‐Generational Data

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
1997 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
ISSN
1077-727X
eISSN
1552-3934
DOI
10.1177/1077727X970262004
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Abstract

In a study of the attachment bond, determinants of the quality of the adult child‐aging parent relationship are analyzed from the child's perspective for 180 adult child‐aging parent pairs. Structural equation models are estimated for thefull sample andfor parent‐child pairs living more than 60 miles apart and within 60 miles of each other. In the full sample, quality of the adult child‐elderly parent relationship is enhanced by greater frequency of intergenerational interaction; a stronger sense of filial obligation; adult children who are married, have less education, and are in better health; smaller sibling unit size; only‐child status; and parents who are married, older, and are in better health. Different predictors are significant in thefull‐sample, near‐proximity, andfar‐proximity models, but the direction of significant effects is consistent across equations.

Journal

Family & Consumer Sciences Research JournalWiley

Published: Dec 1, 1997

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