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ERIC Number: EJ880514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
A Four-Factor Social Support Model to Mediate Stressors Experienced by Children Raised by Grandparents
Edwards, Oliver W.; Benson, Nicholas F.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v26 n1 p54-69 2010
Increasing numbers of children are being raised by grandparents (CRBG). Grandparents provide a familial connection to these children, yet they tend to experience stressors that limit their effective functioning as surrogate parents. The children also experience stress that attenuates psychosocial well-being. In this article, the phenomenon of CRBG is described and social support is advanced as a theoretical framework to guide the development of prevention and intervention services. The article contributes to the theoretical and applied knowledge base as perhaps the first scholarly work that conceptualizes a specific four-factor social support model to mediate the school-related risk of CRBG and to promote their psychosocial well-being. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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