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Or, this trend may point to the assumption that individuals with professional jobs are more likely to be retired when grandparenthood is achieved and that, conversely, those involved in farming or harvesting may need to continue working past retirement age, since one's "employment" is directly associated with survival.
Although originally Erikson does not specifically name grandparenthood as a part of the generative stage, in his later work he does suggest that older adults who participate in generative activities with children maintain a "grand-generative function" for healthy development (Erikson, 1982, p.
Hence, both the individual's internal resources and his or her partner's perception of growth were associated with self-reported growth in the transition to grandparenthood.
As impending grandparenthood beckons for her character, Susan's started to withdraw from her friends and family of late, but Hatcher hopes for reconciliation.
This book is organised into seven chapters and proposes several themes: the concept and research trends, forming family, parenthood, grandparenthood, gender roles, the impact of socio-economic development, and marriage breakdown.
If their petition succeeds, it will be the latest legal and cultural innovation in a country that has already embraced the idea of posthumous parenthood and come closer than any other to acknowledging a right to grandparenthood.
Grandparenthood may offer a sense of completion, a sense of satisfaction, or provide an opportunity to reflect on one's influence across generations (Ashford, LeCroy, & Lortie, 2006).
We conveniently convince ourselves, of course, that they wouldn't have it any other way - that the experience is all part of the fulfilling, life-affirming nature of grandparenthood.
Participated in a Research Training Network of the European Commission-concerning Grandparenthood and Intergenerational Relationships in Aging European Populations, National Foundation of Gerontology, Paris, France.
Especially noteworthy are the book's discussions of the shifting experiences of stepfamilies, grandparenthood, and widowhood.
In the literature, however, the concepts of adoption and 'kinship' often appear as alternatives, with kinship and grandparenthood implying blood relationship.
That series of ages spans everything from having school-age children to empty-nest syndrome to grandparenthood.
The strength and resilience of African American grandparenthood is imbedded in her ability to withstand the harshness of slavery and oppression, her ability to perform multiple roles, her love of family, and her strong religious beliefs.