Personal growth and the transition to grandfatherhood.

  title={Personal growth and the transition to grandfatherhood.},
  author={Orit Taubman-Ben-ari and Liora Findler and Shirley Ben Shlomo},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={74 4},
The study examined personal growth among new grandfathers (n = 101, age 45-67), 2 to 24 months after the birth of their first grandchild. Specifically, it investigated the contribution of internal resources (self-esteem), perceived characteristics of the situation (grandparenthood distress and cognitive appraisals of threat, challenge, and self-efficacy), and external resources (perceived marital relationship) to the experience of growth. Associations with several background variables… CONTINUE READING

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