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See detailIntergenerational family relations in Luxembourg: Family values and intergenerational solidarity in Portuguese immigrant and Luxembourgish families
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL; Michels, Tom UL

in European Psychologist (2013), 18(1), 59-69

According to the intergenerational solidarity model, family members who share similar values about family obligations should have a closer relationship and support each other more than families with a ... [more ▼]

According to the intergenerational solidarity model, family members who share similar values about family obligations should have a closer relationship and support each other more than families with a lower value consensus. The present study first describes similarities and differences between two family generations (mothers and daughters) with respect to their adherence to family values and, second, examines patterns of relations between intergenerational consensus on family values, affectual solidarity, and functional solidarity in a sample of 51 mother-daughter dyads comprising N = 102 participants from Luxembourgish and Portuguese immigrant families living in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Results showed a small generation gap in values of hierarchical gender roles, but an acculturation gap was found in Portuguese mother-daughter dyads regarding obligations toward the family. A higher mother-daughter value consensus was related to higher affectual solidarity of daughters toward their mothers but not vice versa. Whereas affection and value consensus both predicted support provided by daughters to their mothers, affection mediated the relationship between consensual solidarity and received maternal support. With regard to mothers, only affection predicted provided support for daughters, whereas mothers’ perception of received support from their daughters was predicted by value consensus and, in the case of Luxembourgish mothers, by affection toward daughters. [less ▲]

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See detailAlleviating loneliness in old age with an ICT-based social enrichment programme
Leist, Anja UL; Michels, Tom UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

Scientific Conference (2011, August)

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See detailEmotional relations with grandparents and received support: The adolescent view.
Michels, Tom UL; Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Journal of Intergenerational Relationships (2011), 9(3), 1-17

Following concepts of solidarity and intergenerational ambivalence, the present study focuses on the perspectives of high school students (N = 155) aged 12 to 21 to describe their relationships to ... [more ▼]

Following concepts of solidarity and intergenerational ambivalence, the present study focuses on the perspectives of high school students (N = 155) aged 12 to 21 to describe their relationships to maternal and paternal grandparents with respect to (a) emotional quality and (b) grandparental support. Based on the frequency of positive and negative emotions, a classification approach is adopted to determine patterns of relationship quality. Parental lineage differences are found with regard to size and profile of clusters. Cluster comparisons regarding appraisals of received grandparental support (emotional, instrumental, material) indicate that support is significantly diminished if relations become disharmonious or detached. [less ▲]

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See detailAcculturation of Portuguese immigrants in Luxembourg: Do value orientations of Portuguese and Luxembourgish mothers and daughters converge or diverge?
Albert, Isabelle UL; Michels, Tom UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in IACCP Regional Conference (2011)

In acculturation research, the convergence/divergence in value orientations of immigrants and host nationals as well as the question of an acculturation gap between first- and second generation immigrants ... [more ▼]

In acculturation research, the convergence/divergence in value orientations of immigrants and host nationals as well as the question of an acculturation gap between first- and second generation immigrants are important issues. The present study examines similarities and differences between first- and second generation immigrants compared to host nationals in a sample of n = 51 Luxembourgish and Portuguese mother-daughter dyads living in Luxembourg who were interviewed with a standardized questionnaire regarding (a) value orientations, (b) family norms, and (c) self-construal. Controlling for the psychometric properties of the national groups, mean comparisons indicated an acculturation gap regarding family norms with Portuguese daughters being more similar to their Luxembourgish counterparts than to their mothers, whereas both Portuguese generations rated conservation values higher and an independent self-construal lower than Luxembourgish participants. Results are discussed in a theoretical framework of value change in acculturation considering the role of salience of different value contents. [less ▲]

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See detailPsychologische Ambivalenz in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen: Entwicklung und Teststatistische Überprüfung eines Instrumentes zur direkten Konstruktabbildung
Michels, Tom UL; Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Focus Diagnostica (2011), 57(1), 39-51

Besides the intergenerational solidarity paradigm, the concept of psychological ambivalence has emerged as a key dimension for the description of intergenerational relations. Psychological ambivalence is ... [more ▼]

Besides the intergenerational solidarity paradigm, the concept of psychological ambivalence has emerged as a key dimension for the description of intergenerational relations. Psychological ambivalence is defined as the concomitant occurrence of contradictory motives, emotions, and action tendencies towards one person. The present study aimed at the development of a Questionnaire for the Measurement of Ambivalence in Parent-Child-Relations in Adulthood. It comprises k = 23 items that are available in a maternal and in a paternal version. Exploratory and confirmatory analyses were carried out on a sample of N = 210 young and middle-aged adults, and showed different two-factor structures for the two versions. Further, a short version of the questionnaire was developed that allows for comparisons between parental relationships. Examination of the psychometric properties of the scales revealed sound reliability. Further, first substantive evidence for the criterion validity of the scales is reported. [less ▲]

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See detailTrait and state components of perceived parental differential treatment in middle adulthood. A longitudinal study.
Boll, Thomas UL; Michels, Tom UL; Ferring, Dieter UL et al

in Journal of Individual Differences (2010), 31(3), 158-165

Despite its importance for basic and applied psychology, only a few longitudinal studies have examined whether parental differential treatment (PDT) is a persistent or a transient phenomenon, these ... [more ▼]

Despite its importance for basic and applied psychology, only a few longitudinal studies have examined whether parental differential treatment (PDT) is a persistent or a transient phenomenon, these studies being confined to childhood or adolescence. Based on latent state-trait theory, the present study identified the amount of variance in three dimensions of perceived PDT in middle adulthood attributable to stable interindividual differences (trait variance) and to intraindividual changes (state variance). At two occasions of measurement (2 years apart), 709 middle-aged adults rated how often they and a sibling currently received parental recognition, nurture, and demand to assume filial responsibility. Tests of latent state-trait models for these three dimensions of PDT by structural equation modeling revealed that trait variance represented the largest proportion of the systematic variance in all observed indicators of perceived maternal and paternal differential treatment. Yet there was a considerable increase in state variance for the dimension of differential parental demand for assuming responsibility. Results are discussed with respect to the conditions accounting for the high overall stability of actual and/or perceived PDT in adulthood, and different approaches for determining their role are proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilien und Generationen
Michels, Tom UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Handbuch der sozialen und erzieherischen Arbeit in Luxemburg / Manuel de l'intervention sociale et éducative au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2009)

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See detailEmotional relationship quality of adult children whith ageing parents: On solidarity, conflict and ambivalence.
Ferring, Dieter UL; Michels, Tom UL; Boll, Thomas UL et al

in European Journal of Ageing (2009), 6

Emotions toward a relationship partner provide relevant and specific information about relationship quality. Based on this assumption the present study was performed to identify different types of ... [more ▼]

Emotions toward a relationship partner provide relevant and specific information about relationship quality. Based on this assumption the present study was performed to identify different types of emotional relationship quality of middle-aged adult children with their aging parents. This was done by cluster analytic procedures in a sample of 1,208 middle-aged adult children (482 men, 726 women). Using ratings of positive and negative emotions toward their mother and their father as grouping variables, the same four-cluster solution emerged for both the child-mother relationship and the child-father relationship. Clusters were labelled as amicable, disharmonious, detached, and ambivalent relationships. Results showed that especially amicable relationships clearly prevailed followed by ambivalent, detached, and disharmonious relationships. Clusters differed significantly with respect to gender of adult child, willingness to support, expected parental support, and overt conflicts. In a cross-classification of cluster membership regarding the child-mother relationship (4 clusters) and the child-father relationship (4 clusters), all possible 16 combinations were observed, with a considerable degree of divergence regarding the type of relationship quality within the same family. Results are discussed with respect to types of emotional relationship quality, within family differences, and the intrafamilial regulation of relationship quality. [less ▲]

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See detailTransmission of values and intergenerational Solidarity in Luxembourg
Michels, Tom UL; Albert, Isabelle UL; Ries, Thierry et al

in Presented at the 4th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations. Jyväskylä, Finland. (2008)

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See detailAssessing responsibilities for elder care within families
Michels, Tom UL; Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Paper Presented at the 20th Biennial ISSBD Meeting. Würzburg, Germany. (2008)

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See detailSolidarität und Generationengerechtigkeit als Konstrukte in der Beschreibung intergenerationeller Beziehungen
Michels, Tom UL

in Ferring, Dieter; Haller, Miriam; Meyer-Wolters, Hartmut (Eds.) et al Soziokulturelle Konstruktion des Alters. Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven (2008)

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See detailSupport in case of sickness and disability. The perspectives of the elderly
Ferring, Dieter UL; Michels, Tom UL

in Abstract book of 10th European Congress of Psychology (2007)

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See detailGrandparents and Grandchildren: Relationship Quality and Perceived Support
Michels, Tom UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Abstract book of 13th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (2007)

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