The application of a theoretical model of intergenerational helping to the older adult-sibling dyad

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Patricia Kaylor Suggs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Vira R. Kivett

Abstract: Intragenerational helping behavior, specifically that between older adults and their siblings, has received little attention in the literature. The purpose of the present study was twofold: (a) to determine if an intergenerational model of helping between parents and children, developed by Bengtson, Olander, and Haddad (1976), would explain intragenerational helping between older adults and their siblings, and (b) to empirically construct a model representative of mutual help patterns between older adults and their siblings. The respondents in the present study (N=247) were part of a larger sample of older adults in Rowan County (N=321). Respondents were selected by a compact cluster sampling technique and were stratified on the rural/urban dimension. Trained interviewers verbally administered a structured interview schedule to all subjects.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Older people $x Family relationships
Brothers and sisters

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