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Title: Intergenerational relations and life satisfaction among older women in Taiwan
Authors: 國立臺灣師範大學人類發展與家庭學系
Lin, Ju-Ping
Tse-Fan Chang
Chiu-Hua Huang
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2011
Abstract: This study examined the relationship between intergenerational relations and life satisfaction among older women (aged 55 years and older) in Taiwan. According to intergenerational solidarity theory, intergenerational relations are dictated by various components: living arrangements, intergenerational support exchange, intergenerational affection, and intergenerational norms. Data were obtained from the 2006 Taiwan Social Change Survey (N= 281). The main results show that intergenerational relations have a significant effect on the life satisfaction of older women. Western studies have found that playing the giver's role increases the life satisfaction of older people. However, the present study found that being mainly a recipient of support from adult children is related to a higher level of life satisfaction among older Taiwanese women. This study also underscores the importance of the emotional component in intergenerational relations to the well-being of older people. In Taiwan, stronger emotional bonds with adult children increases older women's life satisfaction.
ISSN: 1468-2397
Other Identifiers: ntnulib_tp_A0309_01_001
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