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Title: Grandmothers offering regular auxiliary care for their grandchildren: An expression of generativity in later life?
Author: Villar Posada, Feliciano
Celdrán, Montserrat
Triadó, Carme
Keywords: Àvies
Avis i néts
Acolliment familiar
Grandparents and grandchildren
Foster home care
Issue Date: 25-Oct-2012
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: The study explores the meaning that grandmothers who offer regular childcare attach to that experience and the extent to which the notion of generativity might explain the meaning of the experience of caring for a grandchild. Twenty-four Spanish grandmothers aged 60 and over who provided at least 12 hours a week of childcare were interviewed. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and qualitatively analyzed. The results suggest that grandmothers regard their childcare input as being part of their parental duty of helping in times of need. A range of consequences of caregiving were mentioned, generally positive and satisfactory. Our participants apparently began their caregiving task as an expression of parental generativity, although rewards associated with childcare are linked to grandparental generativity.
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It is part of: Journal of Women & Aging, 2012, vol. 24, num. 4, p. 292-312
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ISSN: 0895-2841
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Cognició, Desenvolupament i Psicologia de l'Educació)

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