Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Latino grandmothers helping to raise grandchildren: Conflict and closeness between mothers and grandmothers
by Castro, Nayeli G., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 68; 1486403
Abstract (Summary)

This study explores the various factors that cause closeness and conflicts between Hispanic mothers and grandmothers co-parenting in three generational families. Such factors included acculturation, demographics, parental problems, and involvement by the mother, as the key factors in determining closeness and conflict between mother and grandmother. This study confirmed that as the grandmother becomes more acculturated there is more conflict between grandmother and mother. It also confirmed that demographic variables such as per capita income, age of grandmother, age of mother, and age of grandchild are not significant and not related to conflict. It further confirmed that the higher the parent problems the higher the conflict between both mother and grandmother. Finally, in regards to the mother's involvement, this study confirmed that there was a closer relationship between the grandmother and mother if the mother spent more time caring for the child on the weekend.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goodman, Catherine
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1486403
ISBN: 978-1-124-24325-2
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