Psychological well-being of black and white grandmothers raising grandchildren: Examination of a two-factor model

Rachel A. Pruchno, Dorothy McKenney

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Abstract

A theoretical model predicting the positive and negative affect of caregiving grandmothers was tested with a sample of 867 grandmothers caring for a grandchild in households that did not include either of the grandchild's parents. Results confirm that the principles guiding a two-factor model of psychological well-being operate at the level of subjective role appraisals. Unique predictors of positive and negative affect as well as unique predictors of caregiving satisfaction and burden were identified. The stability of the model for Black and White grandmothers highlights the similarity of the experience across race.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)P444-P452
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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