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The Effects of Grandchild Care Experience on Psychological Health for Grandfather and Grandmother

손자녀 돌봄경험이 조부와 조모의 심리적 건강에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2017.11.13
  • Accepted : 2018.01.20
  • Published : 2018.01.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference of grandchild care experience and psychological health between grandfathers and grandmothers, and the effects of grandchild care experience on the psychological health of them. The objects of this study were 371 grandparents who were living in Seoul and Gyeonggi provinces and caring for children aged 3~5. The results of this study were as follows: First, grandfathers performed more basic needs fulfilling, active parent, and educational role and felt more psychological well-being and generativity. Second, both grandfathers and grandmothers had higher generativity as they carried out more social emotional support and educational roles. For grandmother, the more the role of fulfilling the basic desire and social emotional support, the higher the psychological well-being. For grandfather, however, the four care roles did not affect the psychological well-being.

Keywords

Grandparents;Grandchild Care Experience;Psychological well-being;Generativity

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