Nonresidential Grandparents’ Emotional and Financial Involvement in Relation to Early Adolescent Grandchild Outcomes
adolescent development, grandparent-grandchild relationship, financial support
This study examined links between grandparents' involvement and grandchildrens' positive outcomes. Data were from 408 families taken from Time 1 and Time 2 (1 year later) of the Flourishing Families Project, which is a study involving families with a child between the ages of 10 and 14 at Time 1 (M age of child=11.30, 49% female, 82% Caucasian). Results suggested that grandparents' emotional involvement at Time 1 was positively related to adolescents' prosocial behaviors concurrently and longitudinally, for single‐ and 2‐parent families, and that grandparents' financial involvement at Time 1 was positively related to adolescents' school engagement at Time 2 (for single‐parent families). Discussion focuses on the unique importance of grandparents' involvement, even after controlling for parent–child attachment.
Original Publication Citation
Yorgason, J. B., & Padilla-Walker, L. M., & *Jackson, J. (2011). Non-residential grandparents’ financial and emotional involvement in relation to early adolescent grandchild outcomes. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21, 552-558. doi:10.1111/j.1532-7795.2010.00735.x
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Yorgason, Jeremy B.; Padilla-Walker, Laura; and Jackson, Jami, "Nonresidential Grandparents’ Emotional and Financial Involvement in Relation to Early Adolescent Grandchild Outcomes" (2011). Faculty Publications. 4760.
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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