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Document Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This study examines adolescent children's relationships with their grandparents from the perspective of children. The present research investigates whether the quantity and quality of the relationships between adolescents and their grandparents depends on the relationships between adolescents and their parents and between adolescents and their siblings. The research uses data from the second wave of the National Survey of Families and Households. The sample consists of 1,415 children age 10-17. Zero-order correlations and regression analysis are used to test the hypotheses. The results show that, consistent with the hypotheses, close relationships between children and parents have a positive impact on children's relationships with their grandparents. The findings also support expectations about the effects of age of the children on their relationships with their grandparents: older adolescents feel less close to their grandparents than younger adolescents. However, contrary to the hypotheses, the results show that granddaughters feel less close to their grandparents than grandsons. Additionally, grandchildren's relationships with siblings are positively related to their relationships with grandparents.

Publication Date

2003

Journal Title

Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

198

Last Page

216

Copyright

©2003 by the University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Publisher

University of Northern Iowa

City

Cedar Falls, IA

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