Areas of conflict in living arrangements of three-generation families

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Katherine Isabelle Buckley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: An increasing number of older persons, along with changes in the functions of the family point to the need for understanding the relationships between three generations living in the same household. In the United States 23 per cent of the aged population living in families, are in three-generation families. In attempting to answer questions concerning this type of family living arrangement, a study of the opinions of each generation in three-generation households was made. Three forms of a questionnaire were designed to obtain opinions from each of the three generations as to reason they lived together in one household, opinions about their living arrangements, and their feelings of interpersonal relationships resulting from the living arrangement. The three generations of 57 families in the study were interviewed simultaneously, but separately, to gain individual opinions on the survey questions. The responses from each questionnaire were tabulated as a family unit and according to generation. The chi square test of significance was employed in examining relations between variables.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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