Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology
1 online resource (115 p.)
Older people -- Family relationships, Older people -- Psychology
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.
Yeh, Tehchou, "Life satisfaction of elderly parents and parent-child relationships in old age" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3278.