ERIC Number: EJ889764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Happiness in Midlife Parental Roles: A Contextual Mixed Methods Analysis
Mitchell, Barbara A.
Family Relations, v59 n3 p326-339 Jul 2010
This article focuses on midlife parental role satisfaction using date from a culturally diverse sample of 490 Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, parents. Results show that most parents are happy in their roles. Income satisfaction, intergenerational relationship quality, parents' main activity, health, age, ethnic background, and perceptions of how children "turn out," however, influence their subjective levels of happiness. These findings are discussed in terms of practical implications for professionals interested in midlife parental health and well-being.
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Adults, Parent Role, Parent Attitudes, Metropolitan Areas, Well Being, Income, Physical Health, Ethnicity
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Identifiers - Location: Canada