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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Intergenerational support and life satisfaction: a comparison of Chinese, Indonesian, and German elderly mothers.
Schwarz, Beate [University of Basel, Switzerland]
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Trommsdorff, Gisela [University of Konstanz, Germany]
Zheng, Gang [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China]
Shi, Shaohua [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China]
Nelwan, Peter R. [Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia]
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
SAGE Publications
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[en] family ; old age ; subjective well-being
[en] The exchange of support between generations is a fundamental feature of intergenerational relationships. Although most studies have concentrated on the impact of social support on the receiver, effects on subjective well-being of the provider of support have been studied less often. Given cultural differences in the norms and values of intergenerational relationships, the present study compared samples from rural and urban China, Indonesia, and Germany. The results showed that in the different cultural contexts elderly mothers’ well-being was differently related to help that they provided to their adult daughters. The results are discussed from a culture-informed perspective on intergenerational relationships.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Value of Children and Intergenerational Relations (VOC)

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