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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 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 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 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 detailIdiozentrismus-Allozentrismus
Albert, Isabelle UL; Trommsdorff, Gisela

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

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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 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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Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Albert, Isabelle UL

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

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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 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 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 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 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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See detailAmbivalenz in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Jugend- und jungen Erwachsenenalter: Welche Rolle spielt das elterliche Erziehungsverhalten?
Albert, Isabelle UL; Ferring, Dieter UL

in Abstractband EPSY (2011)

Die Erforschung von Ambivalenz in intergenerationalen Beziehungen hat sich in den letzten Jahren schwerpunktmäßig mit Übergängen in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Erwachsenenalter befasst. Frühere Phasen in ... [more ▼]

Die Erforschung von Ambivalenz in intergenerationalen Beziehungen hat sich in den letzten Jahren schwerpunktmäßig mit Übergängen in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Erwachsenenalter befasst. Frühere Phasen in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen wurden hingegen seltener unter diesem Gesichtspunkt betrachtet. Gerade der Prozess der Individuation im Jugend- und jungen Erwachsenenalter ist jedoch von Dynamiken der gleichzeitigen Suche nach Nähe und Abgrenzung bestimmt, die mit widersprüchlichen Emotionen und Handlungstendenzen einhergehen können. Die innerfamiliale Regulation unterschiedlicher Bedürfnisse sollte dabei nicht zuletzt auch vom elterlichen Erziehungsverhalten abhängen. Ziel der vorliegenden Studie ist es, die erlebte Ambivalenz von Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen im Zusammenhang mit dem wahrgenommenen elterlichen Erziehungsverhalten zu untersuchen und zwar unter Berücksichtigung der Frage, ob das Alter der Befragten einen Moderator dieses Zusammenhangs darstellt. Die Stichprobe besteht aus N = 233 luxemburgischen Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen im Alter zwischen 14 und 25 Jahren, die mittels eines standardisierten Fragebogens das wahrgenommene elterliche Erziehungsverhalten (Wärme, psychologische Kontrolle und Verhaltenskontrolle) und ihre erlebte Ambivalenz zu Vater und Mutter einschätzten. Die Analysen zeigten insbesondere einen starken positiven Zusammenhang zwischen elterlicher psychologischer Kontrolle und Ambivalenz über alle Altersgruppen hinweg, wohingegen elterliche Wärme durchweg einen negativen Zusammenhang zum Erleben von Ambivalenz gegenüber beiden Eltern aufzeigte. Hingegen war die mütterliche Verhaltenskontrolle nur bei älteren Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen mit dem Erleben von Ambivalenz gegenüber den eigenen Müttern verbunden; in den Beziehungen zum Vater zeigten sich keine Altersunterschiede im positiven Zusammenhang zwischen Verhaltenskontrolle und Ambivalenz. Die vorliegende Studie liefert damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Erforschung von Ambivalenz in früheren Abschnitten der Entwicklung sowie einen weiteren Hinweis darauf, dass insbesondere die mütterliche Verhaltenskontrolle je nach Alter des Jugendlichen unterschiedliche Bedeutungen haben kann. Die Ergebnisse werden vor dem Hintergrund der intrafamilialen Regulation von Beziehungen im Individuationsprozess diskutiert. [less ▲]

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See detailPatterns of relationship regulation: German and French adolescents' perceptions with regard to their mothers.
Albert, Isabelle UL; Trommsdorff, Gisela; Sabatier, Colette

in Family Science (2011), 2(1), 58-67

Following a person-centered approach, the present study focuses on inter- and intracultural similarities and differences in patterns of relationship regulation by adolescents with regard to their mothers ... [more ▼]

Following a person-centered approach, the present study focuses on inter- and intracultural similarities and differences in patterns of relationship regulation by adolescents with regard to their mothers in a sample of 153 French and 154 German adolescents. Starting from theoretical assumptions of individuation in adolescence as the process of balancing autonomy and relatedness, a classification approach was applied providing four theoretically derived clusters of relationship regulation, namely “harmonious,” “tense,” “primary,” and “secondary” relationship regulation patterns. Countries did not differ in numbers of adolescents in the “harmonious” and “tense” clusters. More patterns of “primary” relationship regulation were found between German adolescents and their mothers, whereas French families had a higher prevalence of “secondary” regulation patterns. Clusters were validated by maternal parenting (from adolescents’ perspectives) and adolescents’ optimism. Results on patterns of regulation are discussed in a theoretical framework of intrafamily processes of relationship regulation and implications for family functioning are addressed. [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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