We investigated the representation grandchildren have of the ideal features associated with the role of grandparents by validating a French version of the Ideal Grandparent Scale (IGS). Two studies were conducted to examine the psychometric properties of the IGS. A sample of 285 young adults (18–25 years old), randomly divided in two subsamples, completed the French Translation of IGS as well as four complementary scales (Grandchildren’s Received Affection Scale, Parental Encouragement Scale, Shared Family Identity Scale, and the CES-D). We tested the factorial, construct and convergent validities as well as the reliability of the IGS. Results coincided with Mansson’s and confirmed the good psychometric qualities of the scale. Getting a better understanding of the qualities associated with the role of grandparents by French grandchildren may provide an overview of the importance of the intergenerational bond.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)