Abstract

This study explored the extent of triangulation between elderly people and their adult children, and examines the relationship of triangulation with marital and individual outcomes such as problem solving, negative affective communication, time spent together, intimacy, depression, and marital satisfaction. Triangulation between adult children and elderly parents was found to be strongly related with negative outcomes for elderly parents in each of the dependent variables.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life; Marriage and Family Therapy

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Date Submitted

2005-07-07

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd904

Keywords

Aging, elderly parents, adult children, triangulation, depression, marital satisfaction, intimacy

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