Depressive Symptoms Among Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The Impact of Participation in Multiple Roles.

TitleDepressive Symptoms Among Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The Impact of Participation in Multiple Roles.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBaker, LA, Silverstein, M
JournalJ Intergener Relatsh
Volume6
Issue3
Pagination285-304
Date Published2008 Sep 01
ISSN Number1535-0770
Abstract

<p>Using the Health and Retirement Study, this research examines well-being among grandparents raising grandchildren during middle to late life, specifically looking at how other roles in which a grandparent is participating (such as worker, volunteer, parent or caregiver) may influence depressive symptoms among grandparent caregivers. Results indicate that grandparents who have recently begun raising a grandchild experience lower levels of well-being when compared to grandparents who are not raising a grandchild regardless of the grandparent's level of participation in roles beyond that of grandparent caregiver, while grandparents who have been raising a grandchild for longer periods of time seem to benefit from their participation in multiple roles. However, a higher level of participation in outside roles is associated with a decline in well-being among grandparents who stopped raising a grandchild, suggesting that, for these grandparents, participation in multiple roles acted mainly as a stressor, rather than as a resource.</p>

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2772115/
DOI10.1080/15350770802157802
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19890447?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

Intergenerational Relations/Caregiving/Grandparents/Grandchildren/Depressive Symptoms

Endnote ID

19420

Alternate JournalJ Intergener Relatsh
Citation Key7249
PubMed ID19890447
PubMed Central IDPMC2772115
Grant ListT32 AG000037 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG000037-30 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States