ERIC Number: EJ408236
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Gender and Perceptions of Grandparenthood.
Thomas, Jeanne L.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v29 n4 p269-82 1989
Interviewed 301 grandparents concerning their relationship with one grandchild. Findings revealed no differences in relationship associated with grandchild gender or with maternal/paternal grandparent status; nor were there significant interaction effects. Grandmothers expressed greater satisfaction than did grandfathers; grandfathers stressed family extension through grandchildren and pleasures of indulging grandchildren to greater extent than did grandmothers. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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