Relational maintenance and caregiving in the grandparent-grandchild relationship

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between grandparents’ use of relational maintenance behaviors (RMB) and their young adult grandchildren’s willingness to serve as future caregivers for their grandparents. Undergraduate students (N = 209) completed a questionnaire in which they reported on a specific grandparent’s use of RMB and how willing they were to serve as future caregivers for that specific grandparent. Results of a multiple regression analysis provided partial support for the hypothesized positive relationships between grandparents’ use of RMB and grandchildren’s willingness to serve as future caregivers for their grandparents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume37
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2020

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  • Communication

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