Attachment among adult children and their institutionalized parents

R. A. Pruchno, N. D. Peters, M. H. Kleban, C. J. Burant

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Structural equation analysis using data from 424 adult children with parents living in long-term care facilities indicated that the attachment experienced by adult children for their institutionalized parents was predicted from child's report of parent's mood and child's sense of guilt regarding his/her parent. Parent's mood was predicted by parent's health, and child's sense of guilt was predicted by the amount of help provided to the parent by the adult child. Results are interpreted in the context of theories of attachment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S209-S218
JournalJournals of Gerontology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aging


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