A theoretical model predicting the positive and negative affect of caregiving grandmothers was tested with a sample of 867 grandmothers caring for a grandchild in households that did not include either of the grandchild's parents. Results confirm that the principles guiding a two-factor model of psychological well-being operate at the level of subjective role appraisals. Unique predictors of positive and negative affect as well as unique predictors of caregiving satisfaction and burden were identified. The stability of the model for Black and White grandmothers highlights the similarity of the experience across race.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences|
|State||Published - Sep 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Sociology and Political Science
- Life-span and Life-course Studies