ERIC Number: EJ723408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 34
Measuring Older Adults Filial Responsibility Expectations: Exploring the Application of a Vignette Technique and an Item Scale
van der Pas, Suzan; van Tilburg, Theo; Knipscheer, Kees C. P. M.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v65 n6 p1026-1045 2005
This study focused on two conceptually distinct measures of the filial responsibility expectations of older adults: a vignette technique and an attitude item scale. Data were based on 1,553 respondents aged 61 to 92 years who participated in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam in 1998 to 1999.The results showed that the item scale had multiple dimensions of filial expectations. Older adults distinguished between emotional-, instrumental-, contact-, and information-oriented expectations. The vignette technique resulted in a unidimensional measurement of expectations. The intercorrelation between the scores of the item scale and vignette technique was modest, indicating a certain amount of overlap. Child characteristics incorporated into the vignettes added to the specificity of measurements of the filial expectations. The authors observed that older adults were more likely to have expectations for care from an adult child who is not employed and does not have children. Minor differences between sons and daughters were observed.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Older Adults, Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, Correlation, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Attitude Measures, Expectation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands (Amsterdam)