Aging Families and Caregiving by Sara Honn Qualls download in iPad, pdf, ePub
Whether the discomfiting nature of mixed feelings has positive or negative implications for the subject or object of ambivalence has only begun to be investigated. More theoretical work needs to be done to conceptually distinguish perceived by the subject and ascribed by the researcher forms of ambivalence, as well their unique origins and consequences. Ward found that collective ambivalence had a similar negative association with well-being outcomes. At every meeting, each family member should be asked what he or she is willing and able to contribute to the cause at that time, then tasks should be divvied up accordingly. Supplemental care provided by grandparents has been found to have positive effects on intergenerational relationships.
Declining family size and rates of intergenerational coresidence are among the major concerns. Not all family meetings are as revealing of interpersonal dynamics or as successful at devising pragmatic caregiving plans. Many questions remain to be answered. Acknowledgments This research was supported in part by Grant No.
Spousal caregiving appears to be sensitive to national context, as well. However, research using longitudinal data has suggested that this pattern is overstated and possibly incorrect. Explaining how context matters needs to be of greater concern, lest conclusions remain at the level of description. European patterns of intergenerational financial and time transfers.
Caregivers increasingly face the dilemma of balancing their labor-force participation against their caregiving duties, a stressor that tends to affect women more than men. Exchange theory has provided a useful lens for understanding sequential transfers of time, money, and emotion between generations.
Caregiving is increasingly viewed as a team effort, with multiple family and nonfamily members trading off and coordinating their care efforts. They complimented Sabrina for how well she was caring for their father.
Noticeable by their relative absence from the literature are scholarly research articles in top-tier journals that focus on race and ethnicity in later life. The effects of family stressors on well-being appear to be multiplicative with respect to spousal and intergenerational relations. This evidence suggests that reciprocal exchanges between generations stretch over a large part of the family life cycle.
Understanding processes and causes of change. This finding suggests that successful coping with the loss of a spouse may involve altering traditional gender orientations. Solidarity and ambivalence Conceptualizing and measuring the multiple complexities of families in later life has long been a challenge for social and behavioral researchers. Thus, one may ask whether at times the availability of particular measures in these well-used studies drives emergent research questions rather than the other way around.
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