Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Contemporary research on caregiving has focused mainly on caregiver burden experienced by children caring for elderly parents. Most gerontological research (e.g., Greenberg, 1991; Greenberg & Becker, 1988) has stressed the movement of caregiver burden and related stress down through the intergenerational family system from parents to children. This research has ignored the impact of caregiver burden and stress on aging parents whose adult children have experienced major life stressors. In this situation, the movement of the caregiver burden moves up through the intergenerational family system as parents assume the caregiving role for adult children.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Jeffrey S. Ashby
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©1997 Joan Kiekacz West
West, Joan Klekacz, "Caregiver Burden: the Impact on Aging Parents who Care for Adult Children" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1851.