An Examination of the Role of Grandparents Subsequent to the Divorce of an Adult Child

An Examination of the Role of Grandparents Subsequent to the Divorce of an Adult Child

An Examination of the Role of Grandparents Subsequent to the Divorce of an Adult Child

An Examination of the Role of Grandparents Subsequent to the Divorce of an Adult Childs

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Référence bibliographique [11243]

Raco, Antoinette, Kurtz, Linda et Derevensky, Jeffrey L. 1995. «An Examination of the Role of Grandparents Subsequent to the Divorce of an Adult Child». Dans Familie im Wandel. Famille en transition , sous la dir. de Meinrad Perrez, Lambert, Jean-Luc, Ermert, Claudia et Plancherel, Bernard, p. 123-131. Fribourg (Suisse): Éditions Universitaires Fribourg Suisse.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The present research examines the impact of divorce upon the grandparent-grandchild relationship within first generation Italian families.» (p. 124)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Twenty grandmothers with divorced adult children, from Italian communities within Montreal were recruited for this study.» (p. 124)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Results of the present study indicate that when divorce occurs within Italian families, mothers most often receive custody of the children. Furthermore, the present study reveals that grandmothers within the Italian community do not maintain close ties with their former child-in-law, regardless of gender. Since most mothers receive custody of their children, and grandmothers do not maintain contact with their former child-in-law, it would be expected that paternal grandmothers would experience a decrease in contact with their grandchildren. […] Interestingly, in the present study there is no difference in contact between grandmothers and grandchildren when the adult son as opposed to the adult dauther is divorced. Although divorce does create a decrease in contact between grandmothers and grandchildren from Italian families […], there is no difference in contact resulting from the custodial status of the adult child.» (p. 128-129)