Living with grandchildren: The effects of custodial and coresident households on the mental health of grandmothers

R. Pruchno, D. McKenney

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Abstract

Characteristics of grandmothers living with their grandchildren in custodial and coresident households were contrasted. Data from 867 grandmothers indicated both similarities and differences in demographics, and in characteristics of the grandmothers and grandchildren. Hierarchical regressions examined predictors of caregiving satisfaction, burden, positive affect, and negative affect. Results suggest that while there are some similar predictors of these outcomes for custodial and coresident grandmothers, there are also predictors that are unique. Implications for policy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-289
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Mental Health and Aging
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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