Advisor

Charles Bolton

Date of Award

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (115 p.)

Subjects

Older people -- Family relationships, Older people -- Psychology

DOI

10.15760/etd.3269

Abstract

This thesis is designed to explore the nature of the relationship between elderly parents and their children and to investigate the association of that relationship with life satisfaction of the elderly parents. The examination of parents' life satisfaction is based on the activity theory of gerontology. The life satisfaction is measured by Adams's eighteen-item Life Satisfaction Index. The parent-child relationship is viewed from the standpoint of both the parents' expectations of their children and how the children fulfill these expectations. Filial discrepancies between parents' expectations and children's behavior are analyzed to fill a gap in the literature on behavioral and normative comparisons in generational relations.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18775

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