Grandparenting and adolescent adjustment in two-parent biological, lone-parent, and step-families

Shalhevet, Attar Schwartz and Tan, Jo Pei and Ann, Buchanan and Eirini, Flouri and Julia, Griggs (2009) Grandparenting and adolescent adjustment in two-parent biological, lone-parent, and step-families. Journal of Family Psychology, 23 (1). pp. 67-7. ISSN 1939-1293

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Abstract

There is limited research on the links between grandparenting and adolescents' well-being, especially from the perspective of the adolescents. The study examined whether grandparent involvement varied in two-parent biological, lone-parent, and step-families and whether this had a different contribution to the emotional and behavioral adjustment of adolescents across different family structures. The study is based on a sample of 1,515 secondary school students (ages 11-16 years) from England and Wales who completed a structured questionnaire. Findings of hierarchical regression analyses showed that among the whole sample, greater grandparent involvement was associated with fewer emotional problems (p < .01) and with more prosocial behavior (p < .001). In addition, while there were no differences in the level of grandparent involvement across the different family structures, grandparent involvement was more strongly associated with reduced adjustment difficulties among adolescents from lone-parent and step-families than those from two-parent biological families. A possible implication is that the positive role of grandparent involvement in lone-parent and step- families should be more emphasized in family psychology.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:parental separation, lone parents, stepfamilies, grandparenting, adolescents' adjustment, grandparent involvement, emotional adjustment, behavioral adjustment
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:US: American Psychological Association
DOI Number:10.1037/a0014383
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ID Code:7053
Deposited By: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 10:11
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