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See detailRegulation von Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Jugendalter und die Rolle von familienbezogenen Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

Scientific Conference (2013, September)

Die vorliegende Studie befasst sich mit der Rolle familienbezogener Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen in den Beziehungen zwischen Jugendlichen und ihren Eltern. Die Stichprobe umfasste N = 46 in Luxemburg ... [more ▼]

Die vorliegende Studie befasst sich mit der Rolle familienbezogener Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen in den Beziehungen zwischen Jugendlichen und ihren Eltern. Die Stichprobe umfasste N = 46 in Luxemburg lebende Eltern-Jugendlichen-Triaden, d.h. Jugendliche (n = 22 Jungen, n = 24 Mädchen) im Alter zwischen 15 und 20 Jahren sowie deren Mütter und Väter. Mittels eines standardisierten Fragebogens wurden a) elterliche Erziehungsdimensionen (Wärme, Verhaltenskontrolle, psychologische Kontrolle), b) filiale und elterliche Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen sowie c) positive und negative Emotionen als Indikatoren der Beziehungsqualität zwischen Jugendlichen und ihren Eltern erhoben. Die Analysen zeigten einen positiven Zusammenhang zwischen elterlicher Wärme und filialen Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen sowie einen negativen Zusammenhang zwischen elterlicher psychologischer Kontrolle und Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen von Jugendlichen und Eltern. Filiale Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen waren darüber hinaus mit der Beziehungsqualität zu den Eltern verbunden und mediierten den Zusammenhang zwischen perzipiertem elterlichen Erziehungsverhalten und der Qualität der Eltern-Jugendlichen-Beziehungen. Die Ergebnisse werden unter Berücksichtigung intrafamilialer Prozesse der Beziehungsregulation diskutiert. [less ▲]

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See detailAmbivalence in child-parent relations and its correlates with perceived parenting in adolescence and emerging adulthood: Direct and indirect measurement.
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

Scientific Conference (2013, September)

The concept of intergenerational ambivalence describes dynamics of simultaneous attraction and repulsion in families. Although previous research has mostly concentrated on experiences of ambivalence in ... [more ▼]

The concept of intergenerational ambivalence describes dynamics of simultaneous attraction and repulsion in families. Although previous research has mostly concentrated on experiences of ambivalence in adult child-parent relations, adolescence and emerging adulthood are also phases where the concept may be fruitfully applied to describe parent-child relations. Both periods may give rise to ambivalences and tensions in family relations since they comprise important transformations in child-parent relations that entail many developmental tasks, such as the balancing of relatedness and autonomy in the dual process of individuation. The present study focused these earlier transitional phases in child-parent relations. The general aim was to examine which factors in the child-parent relationship foster (or prevent) the adolescents’ experience of ambivalences in the individuation process; a special emphasis will be put here on the role of perceived parenting. A sample of N = 233 participants between the age of 14 and 25 (M = 19.00, SD = 2.69) living in Luxembourg reported on their relations towards their mothers and their fathers. The standardized questionnaire measured perceived parenting on three dimensions (maternal resp. paternal support, behavioural control, and psychological control); further, ambivalence towards mothers and fathers was assessed a) directly by use of a newly developed questionnaire including contradictory emotional, motivational, and behavioural tendencies, and b) indirectly by a pattern approach, combining positive and negative emotions towards both parents. Results showed that the experience of intergenerational ambivalence was positively related to parental psychological control both using direct and indirect measurements of ambivalence. Ambivalence was also positively related to paternal behavioural control; a relation with maternal behavioural control was found only for older participants. Results are discussed with respect to developmental phase and roles of mothers and fathers in the regulation of ambivalence within the individuation process. [less ▲]

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See detailAttitudes towards ageing in elder care
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL; Friser, Jean-Paul

in Psychology & Health (2013, July), 28(SI Supplement: 1), 58-58

Background: The present study examined if attitudes towards ageing depend on own experiences with old and frail persons. Methods: The sample comprised N = 127 participants in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg ... [more ▼]

Background: The present study examined if attitudes towards ageing depend on own experiences with old and frail persons. Methods: The sample comprised N = 127 participants in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (85 female, 42 male; mean age: M = 46.49, SD = 18.61), subdivided in three groups: professional carers, informal carers, and individuals who had never provided old-age care. Participants were asked to indicate their views about age in general and their expectations about their own ageing by use of a semi-structured questionnaire. Findings: Professional and informal carers indicated a higher age as starting point of old age compared to non-carers. Further, professional carers mentioned more negative and less positive features of old age and had more concrete expectations about their own ageing compared to other participants. Discussion: Results are discussed with regard to the relevance of attitudes towards ageing for individuals’ well-being and for their caregiving for elderly persons. [less ▲]

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See detailIntergenerational relations in the light of migration and ageing
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL; Valsiner, Jaan

in Psychology & Health (2013, July), 28(SI Supplement: 1), 164

Ageing and migration constitute two current key issues in Europe. Regarding potential physical and functional impairments in old age, individuals have to rely on support and care from their families and ... [more ▼]

Ageing and migration constitute two current key issues in Europe. Regarding potential physical and functional impairments in old age, individuals have to rely on support and care from their families and/or on assistance from the public sector. As first generation immigrants now approach retirement age in many European countries, the question how their families will deal with issues of old-age care gains increasingly importance. In the present study, a cross-cultural comparison of altogether N = 120 Portuguese and Luxembourgish triads of older parents and their adult children, both living in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, is envisaged. Firstly, we will examine similarities and differences in identity constructions of older parents and their adult children. Secondly, we will investigate how intergenerational relations are regulated in migrant compared to nonmigrant families. Finally, we will explore how these aspects influence subjective well-being (SWB) of older individuals. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be applied. [less ▲]

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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 detailErziehungsstile
Ziehm, Jeanette; Trommsdorff, Gisela; Albert, Isabelle UL

in Wirtz, Markus (Ed.) Dorsch Lexikon der Psychologie (2013)

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See detailGrandparent-grandchild relations in a changing society: different types and roles
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Albert, Isabelle; Ferring, Dieter (Eds.) Intergenerational Relations: European Perspectives on Family and Society (2013)

This chapter gives an overview of research regarding grandparent-grandchild relations from childhood to early adulthood. The authors start with reflections on the public image of grandparents and on ... [more ▼]

This chapter gives an overview of research regarding grandparent-grandchild relations from childhood to early adulthood. The authors start with reflections on the public image of grandparents and on changes in grandparenthood due to the socio-demographic developments of the last decades. They provide a general description of characteristics of today’s grandparents, summarise research on grandparental types and roles, and discuss functions and meanings of grandparents and grandchildren for each other in different stages of their lives. Further, the applicability of concepts such as intergenerational solidarity and ambivalence for the study of grandparent-grandchild relations is investigated. Also, a prospective view on future developments regarding current issues is given (for example, postponement of parenthood, the role of grandparents as custodial parents, the effects of socioeconomic developments, changed gender roles, the impact of new communication technologies on grandparent-grandchild relations). [less ▲]

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See detailIntergenerational Relations: European Perspectives on Family and Society
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

Book published by Policy Press (2013)

Population ageing today affects most industrialised countries and this will have an impact on many facets of the social system. Intergenerational relationships will play a key role in dealing with ... [more ▼]

Population ageing today affects most industrialised countries and this will have an impact on many facets of the social system. Intergenerational relationships will play a key role in dealing with demographical and societal change. The present book provides innovative views in the multidisciplinary research field of intergenerational family relations in society with a focus on Europe. Different, but complementary, perspectives are integrated in one volume bringing together international scholars from sociology, psychology and economics. Book chapters are regrouped into three thematic sections which cover conceptual issues, multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives, as well as applied issues. Implications for research, policy and practice are addressed and suggestions for future directions are discussed. By raising recent discussions on controversial issues, this book will stimulate the current discourse at various levels. It will be equally interesting for researchers, advanced-level students and stakeholders in the fields of social policy, population ageing and intergenerational family relationships [less ▲]

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See detailReport on the International Workshop "Value of Children and Intergenerational Relations ", March 29th to 30th, 2012, at the University of Konstanz, organized by Gisela Trommsdorff and Bernhard Nauck
Ziehm, Jeanette; Albert, Isabelle UL

in Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation = Journal for Sociology of Education and Socialization (2013), 33

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See detailNew developments and recent research questions in the project "Value of Children and Intergenerational relations"
Ziehm, Jeanette; Albert, Isabelle UL

in Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung (2013), 8

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See detailIdiozentrismus-Allozentrismus
Albert, Isabelle UL; Trommsdorff, Gisela

in Wirtz, Markus (Ed.) Dorsch Lexikon der Psychologie (2013)

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See detailDo mothers, grandmothers and adolescents in Germany and Poland differ in their ideas about having children or not? A closer look at the negative Value-of-Children and its further implications.
Albert, Isabelle UL; Trommsdorff, Gisella; Lubiewska, Katarzyna

Presentation (2012, March 29)

Whereas reasons for having children, i.e. positive VOC, have been a central focus within the framework of the Value-of-Children approach, reasons for not having children, namely negative VOC, have been ... [more ▼]

Whereas reasons for having children, i.e. positive VOC, have been a central focus within the framework of the Value-of-Children approach, reasons for not having children, namely negative VOC, have been given less attention so far. Perceived negative aspects of parenthood may, however, be of particular importance for the individual decision of having children or not, and may be related to the actual quality of intergenerational relationships. The aim of the present study was therefore to focus explicitly on negative VOC and to examine in how far negative aspects of having children are related to further variables characterizing intergenerational relationships in three different cohorts (mothers of adolescents, mothers of small children and adolescents) living in western and eastern Germany as well as in Poland. Participants took part in the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary Value-of-Children study. The study design allowed taking into account not only generational/cohort and country effects, but also effects of social change. A comparison of the reasons for not having children (negative VOC) between the different subsamples showed that whereas roughly the same negative aspects were most prominent in all subsamples (with problems related to job being rated highest by all participants), young mothers from West Germany and mothers from Poland as well as adolescents from all three subsamples were overall more bothered about having children compared to old and young mothers from East Germany and old mothers from West Germany. Higher negative VOC went along with mothers’ reported ideal number of children or with the actual number of children in the German mother subsamples. Negative aspects of having children had also an impact on adolescents’ ideas about having children: Whereas in Germany, adolescents’ intention of having children (or not) in the future was related to the level of negative VOC, in Poland, apart from that also the intended number of future children was related to negative VOC. [less ▲]

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See detailIntergenerational value transmission within the family and the role of emotional relationship quality
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Family Science (2012), 3(1), 4-12

Emotional relationship quality of adolescents/emerging adults toward their mothers is addressed: (1) as a transmission belt for the intergenerational transfer of general values and (2) regarding the two ... [more ▼]

Emotional relationship quality of adolescents/emerging adults toward their mothers is addressed: (1) as a transmission belt for the intergenerational transfer of general values and (2) regarding the two-step model of value internalization. The sample consisted of N = 73 dyads of mothers and their 12–25–year-old children (51 daughters, 22 sons) living in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Mothers and adolescents/emerging adults reported on their general value orientations; in addition, adolescents/emerging adults reported on emotional relationship quality toward mothers. In a subsample of n = 46 mother-adolescent/emerging adult dyads, additional information was available regarding maternal socialization goals, adolescents’/emerging adults’ perceptions of these goals, and adolescents’/emerging adults’ perceived value similarity with mothers. Attachment/closeness of adolescents/emerging adults toward their mothers was related to higher, whereas dislike and worry were related to lower value consensus/congruence. Furthermore, dislike was linked to lower accuracy of value perception, whereas closeness/attachment and worry corresponded with higher perceived similarity to mothers. [less ▲]

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See detailKultur und Sozialisation
Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Albert, Isabelle UL

in Schneider, Wolfgang; Lindenberger, Ulman (Eds.) Entwicklungspsychologie (2012)

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See detailA-EKB-EA – Fragebogen zur Erfassung von Ambivalenz in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Erwachsenenalter. Test Info.
Michels, Tom; Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Focus Diagnostica (2011), 57 (1)

Ambivalenz in der Beziehung zu Mutter und Vater und anderen Familienmitgliedern stellt neben dem Solidaritätskonzept eine bedeutsame Dimension für die Beschreibung intergenerationeller Beziehungen dar ... [more ▼]

Ambivalenz in der Beziehung zu Mutter und Vater und anderen Familienmitgliedern stellt neben dem Solidaritätskonzept eine bedeutsame Dimension für die Beschreibung intergenerationeller Beziehungen dar. Psychologische Ambivalenz ist dabei definiert durch das gleichzeitige Auftreten von widersprüchlichen Motiven, Emotionen und Handlungstendenzen gegenüber einer Person. In der vorliegenden Studie wurde ein „Fragebogen zur Erfassung von Ambivalenz in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Erwachsenenalter” entwickelt, der k = 23 Items umfasst und in einer Mutter- respektive Vaterversion vorliegt. Exploratorische und konfirmatorische Analysen in einer Stichprobe von N = 210 Personen jungen und mittleren Erwachsenenalters zeigten unterschiedliche zweifaktorielle Strukturen des Verfahrens für die Vater- und die Mutterversion. Es wurde weiter eine Kurzversion der Instrumente entwickelt, die Vergleiche zwischen elterlichen Beziehungen erlaubt. Die Prüfung der psychometrischen Kennwerte zeigte zufriedenstellende Reliabilitätsschätzungen; ebenso ergaben sich erste Hinweise auf eine substantielle kriterienbezogene Validität der Skalen. [less ▲]

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See detailGrandmother-grandchild relationships and the role of the middle generation: A cross-cultural perspective.
Friedlmeier, Mihaela; Albert, Isabelle UL; Trommsdorff, Gisela

Scientific Conference (2011)

Recent studies underlined the importance of grandparent-grandchild ties, but the quality of relations varies across cultures. Parents as middle generation may play a mediating role, e.g., by regulating ... [more ▼]

Recent studies underlined the importance of grandparent-grandchild ties, but the quality of relations varies across cultures. Parents as middle generation may play a mediating role, e.g., by regulating contact frequency and exchanged support. The present study aims to explore the mediating role of mothers for the relationship between maternal grandmothers and grandchildren in cultural contexts with different family norms and kinship systems. A sample of N = 489 family-triads (adolescents, mothers, maternal grandmothers) from USA, Germany, China and Turkey participating in the Value-of-Children study reported on their relationship quality and intergenerational support provision. Analyses showed that the relationship quality of mothers to their own mothers was related to the grandmother-grandchild relation in all countries included. Further, results partly suggested an indirect effect of social support provided by adult daughters on the grandmother-grandchild relationship. Findings are discussed within the framework of intergenerational relations throughout the lifespan from a cross-cultural perspective. [less ▲]

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See detailKorrelate intergenerationaler familiärer Unterstützung im Erwachsenenalter.
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Von der Forschung zur Praxis: 13. Kongress der DGVM (2011)

Die Frage nach Zuständigkeiten für Pflege und Unterstützung im Alter ist in den letzten Jahren im Zuge des demographischen Wandels immer mehr in das Zentrum des öffentlichen Interesses gerückt und hat ... [more ▼]

Die Frage nach Zuständigkeiten für Pflege und Unterstützung im Alter ist in den letzten Jahren im Zuge des demographischen Wandels immer mehr in das Zentrum des öffentlichen Interesses gerückt und hat zahlreiche Forschungsaktivitäten angeregt. Insbesondere die Erforschung von Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Erwachsenenalter hat dabei stark an Bedeutung gewonnen, da ein Großteil an intergenerationeller Unterstützung innerhalb der Familie geleistet wird. In Anlehnung an das Modell der intergenerationalen Solidarität sensu Bengtson (z.B. Bengtson & Roberts, 1991) als theoretischer Bezugsrahmen werden in der vorliegenden Studie unterschiedliche Dimensionen der Solidarität umschrieben und Korrelate intergenerationeller Unterstützung zwischen erwachsenen Kindern und ihren Müttern analysiert. Die Stichprobe bestand aus insgesamt N = 123 Personen im mittleren Erwachsenenalter (davon 31.1% männlich) zwischen 32 und 64 (M = 44.99, SD = 6.68) Jahren, die anhand eines standardisierten Fragebogens über Aspekte der Beziehungen zu ihren Müttern (gegebene und erhaltene Unterstützung, internalisierte Familiennormen, emotionale Beziehungsqualität zur Mutter, Gefühle der Ambivalenz gegenüber der Mutter) befragt wurden. Es lagen demnach Auskünfte über Mütter im Alter zwischen 54 und 93 Jahren (M = 72.58, M = 7.99) vor, von denen die meisten nach Angaben ihrer Kinder über einen relativ guten oder im mittleren Bereich liegenden Gesundheitszustand verfügten, in 16 Fällen war jedoch eine Pflegebedürftigkeit gegeben. Die Ergebnisse zeigten, dass vor allem die emotionale Beziehungsqualität sowie internalisierte Familiennormen den Austausch von Unterstützung bedingen, wohingegen Kontextmerkmale (wie Familienstand, Gesundheitszustand der Mutter; Berufstätigkeit des Kindes) weniger stark mit Aspekten der Solidarität zusammenhingen. Ferner wurde das Auftreten ambivalenter Gefühle im Zusammenhang mit der Unterstützung für Mütter durch eine internalisierte Familienorientierung moderiert: Respondenten, die bei starker Familienorientierung hohe Unterstützungsleistungen erbrachten, berichteten über weniger ambivalente Gefühle als Personen, die bei niedriger Familienorientierung hohe Unterstützungsleistungen erbrachten. Die Ergebnisse werden mit Blick auf mögliche Voraussagen für Situationen späterer Pflegebedürftigkeit und unter Berücksichtigung intrafamilialer Prozesse der intergenerationellen Beziehungsregulation diskutiert. [less ▲]

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See detailZur psychometrischen Abbildung und Erfassung von Ambivalenz in Generationenbeziehungen.
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Vortrag beim 2. Werkstattgespräch „Ambivalenz“ (2011)

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See detailThe role of gender in the intergenerational transmission of family values between mothers, fathers and adolescents.
Albert, Isabelle UL; Michels, Tom; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Abstract book of 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (2011)

Referring to gender role models of socialization, the intergenerational transmission of values within families should generally be higher in same-gender compared to mixed dyads. However, empirical studies ... [more ▼]

Referring to gender role models of socialization, the intergenerational transmission of values within families should generally be higher in same-gender compared to mixed dyads. However, empirical studies have not always supported this assumption. Recent research has suggested that different results might be expected depending on the specific value content. The aim of the present study is to investigate the influence of the parent-child gender constellation on value similarities in families with adolescents in Luxembourg, focusing on gender-related and general family values. A sample of N = 46 family triads, i.e. adolescents (n=22 boys, n=24 girls) between age 15 and 20 together with their mothers and fathers, were interviewed on values about hierarchical gender roles as well as obligations towards family members. Analyses showed that both daughters and sons were more similar to mothers compared to fathers in their respective value profiles. Analyzing the similarities between the adolescent and parent generation showed that daughters were more similar to the typical female and sons more similar to the typical male value profile. Regarding specific value contents, fathers’ and sons’ values about obligations towards family members were related to each other. Moreover, similarities in values about hierarchical gender roles were showed for both mother-daughter and mother-son dyads. This finding was further specified, given that sons agreed more than mothers with values about hierarchical gender roles, indicating thus a relative (not absolute) mother-son value transmission. Results are discussed from theoretical perspectives of gender role socialization as well as gender specific salience of value orientations. [less ▲]

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