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Poster ID #358
Due to the changing dynamics of family life, there is a current need to understand the grandparent-grandchild relationship. Grandparents today are more involved in the lives of their grandchildren because of increased life expectancy, divorce rates, and dual working homes (Attar-Schwartz, Tan, & Buchanan, 2009).We examined how grandparents’ financial involvement with the family and their emotional closeness to the adolescent (Kemp, 2005) impacts behavioral outcomes. One study shows that a negative grandparent-parent relationship will negatively affect the grandparent-grandchild relationship (Attar-Schwartz, S., Tan, J., & Buchanan, A, 2009). We hypothesize that the financial support of grandparents, grandparent emotional closeness with their grandchildren, and the strength of the grandparent-parent relationship all lead to pro-social outcomes. We define pro-social behavior as positive interactions with strangers.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Ellis, Corey; Quist, Marinda; Robinson, Ruth; and Peterson, Dara, "Grandparent/Grandchild Relationship: Linking Grandparent Involvement to Adolescent Pro-social Behaviors" (2010). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 58.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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