Grandparental involvement and young adults’ cognitive and social adjustment

@article{Li2018GrandparentalIA,
  title={Grandparental involvement and young adults’ cognitive and social adjustment},
  author={Tianyuan Li and Chun Bun Lam and Kevin Ka Shing Chan},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={1018 - 999}
}
Grandparents play a critical role in child-rearing both in the evolutionary history of human beings and in modern societies. The current study examined how grandparental involvement might contribute to young adults’ cognitive and social adjustment and whether grandchildren’s filial piety beliefs might moderate the impact of grandparental involvement. A total of 287 Hong Kong college students completed questionnaire measures of grandparental involvement, cognitive well-being, breadth and depth… 

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