Adult children's problems and successes: implications for intergenerational ambivalence.

@article{Birditt2010AdultCP,
  title={Adult children's problems and successes: implications for intergenerational ambivalence.},
  author={Kira S Birditt and K. Fingerman and S. Zarit},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={65B 2},
  pages={
          145-53
        }
}
  • Kira S Birditt, K. Fingerman, S. Zarit
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
  • Ambivalence theory suggests that parents experience ambivalence due to conflicting desires to help children in need and to launch children into adulthood. This study examined parents' reports of their adult children's problems and successes and implications for ambivalence. Participants aged 40-60 years (302 men and 331 women from different families) reported on up to 3 of their adult children (N = 1,251). Men and women differentiated among children in ratings of problems, successes, and… CONTINUE READING
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