• Publications
  • Influence
Age differences in exposure and reactions to interpersonal tensions: a daily diary study.
This study examines age differences in exposure and reactivity to interpersonal tensions. The data are from the National Study of Daily Experiences in which participants ages 25 to 74 (N = 666)Expand
  • 297
  • 18
  • PDF
Giving to the Good and the Needy: Parental Support of Grown Children.
Parents may provide many types of support to their grown children. Parents aged 40 to 60 (N = 633) reported the support they exchange with each child over age 18 (n = 1,384). Mothers and fathersExpand
  • 250
  • 17
Helicopter Parents and Landing Pad Kids: Intense Parental Support of Grown Children.
Popular media describe adverse effects of helicopter parents who provide intense support to grown children, but few studies have examined implications of such intense support. Grown children (N =Expand
  • 168
  • 17
  • PDF
Aging mothers and their adult daughters : a study in mixed emotions
The mother/daughter tie is one that persists well past childhood and it takes on unique characteristics as daughter enter midlife and mothers enter old age. Incorporating vivid descriptions byExpand
  • 138
  • 12
Do we get better at picking our battles? Age group differences in descriptions of behavioral reactions to interpersonal tensions.
Individuals of various ages may react in different ways when they are upset with their social partners. This study examines age group differences in descriptions of behavioral reactions toExpand
  • 203
  • 11
  • PDF
The best of ties, the worst of ties: Close, problematic, and ambivalent social relationships
This study builds on research addressing intergenerational ambivalence by considering emotional ambivalence toward the wider social network. Men and women ages 13 to 99 (N - 187) completed diagramsExpand
  • 255
  • 10
  • PDF
Who gets what and why? Help middle-aged adults provide to parents and grown children.
OBJECTIVES Middle-aged adults engage in support exchanges with generations above and below. This study investigated (a) how support to one generation is associated with support to the other and (b)Expand
  • 158
  • 9
  • PDF
The Role of Offspring and In-Laws in Grandparents’ Ties to Their Grandchildren
Prior research has considered the influence of the middle generation on ties between grandparents and grandchildren but has not differentiated between gender of parent and kinship toExpand
  • 71
  • 7
  • PDF
Age and gender differences in adults' descriptions of emotional reactions to interpersonal problems.
This study examines age and gender differences in descriptions of emotional reactions and reports of the intensity and duration of those emotional responses to interpersonal tensions. As part of aExpand
  • 214
  • 6
  • PDF
Ambivalent relationship qualities between adults and their parents: implications for the well-being of both parties.
This study considered whether intergenerational ambivalence has implications for each party's psychological well-being and physical health. Participants included 158 families (N = 474) with a mother,Expand
  • 162
  • 6