Predictors of associational solidarity among older relocated adults and their adult children

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Deborah Frisbie Farmer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Vira R. Kivett

Abstract: This research examined parent/child association among older relocated adults and their child of most contact utilizing the Theory of Intergenerational Solidarity. The purpose of the study was to determine the factors contributing to the older parent/child bond when older adults relocate. Parent/child association was investigated among 144 older adults who had relocated to two North Carolina counties since the age of 60. Four research questions based on the theory were explored. Are the opportunity structures of proximity to child and parent's health predictive of parent/child association? Are parent's norms of familism and parent's affect for the child predictive of parent/child association? Is the relationship between parent's norms of familism and child association mediated by parent's affect for the child?

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Parent and adult child $z United States
Moving, Household $z United States

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