ERIC Number: ED043702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Negro Grandparents: Interactional and Subjective Role Aspects.
Jackson, Jacquelyne Johnson
The focus of this paper is the role interactions and subjective characteristics of relationships between Negro grandparents and grandchildren in a southern urban low-income area. A modified form of the Adams Kinship Schedule was used to collect the data from personal interviews in the home setting. Findings indicate that grandmothers are important in kinship network with important tasks in the rearing of grandchildren; closer bonds exist between grandmothers and their daughters than between grandfathers and their sons; and there were present extended or three-generational families in urban areas. Most grandparents displayed strong affectional closeness with their grandchildren, less value concensus, and even less close identification. The role of Frazier's "Granny" remains visable, although declining. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/DM)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Medical Center.