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.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life; Marriage and Family Therapy
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Anderson, Ryan J., "Triangulation between Elderly Parents And Adult Children" (2005). All Theses and Dissertations. 648.
Aging, elderly parents, adult children, triangulation, depression, marital satisfaction, intimacy