Grandparents’ and parents’ views about their family and children's adjustment to kindergarten

Yona Teichman*, Rachel Ziv

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between perceptions of family characteristics by three family dyads (maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, and parents), as well as the relationship of these perceptions with the adjustment of young children in these families to kindergarten. Grandparents and their adult children (parents) described their current families by completing the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales (D.H. Olson, J. Portner, & Y. Lavee, 1985). Due to significant Pearson product-moment correlations between cohesion and adaptability in the three dyads, the relationships between grandparents’ and parents’ descriptions of their families and between family perceptions and children's adjustment to kindergarten were explored using partial correlations. Despite the similarities on family dimensions between generations, we found unique influences of parents, maternal, and paternal grandparents on three unrelated indices of children's adjustment to ki ndergarten.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

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