CLAssPP8OlderParentsAdultChildrenFa10.ppt

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Older Parents and their Adult Children
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“Empty Nest”
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Exchange of Aid and Support Changes over family life cycle Effects of social change Isolated nuclear family (Parsons) Modified extended family (Litwak) Reciprocity (Bengston) Results in relationship satisfaction Influenced by familism (strength of commitment to family roles and obligations) Affects and is affected by “affectual solidarity”(emotional quality of relationship)
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=35922535390541 Adult Children Caring for Aging
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Unformatted text preview: Parents “Failure to Launch” What is your reaction to these adults who are living at home? Do you agree that “Adulthood begins at 26”? If not, when does it begin? Notice how the following affect behavior and intergenerational relationships: • Aging • Cohort/Generation • Culture (both Chinese and U.S.) Retention of culture of origin Assimilation into American culture/society Yes No Yes bicultural Uncultured No Acculturated Marginal/alienated...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 432 taught by Professor Dr.wallen during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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