The intergenerational relationship between Korean aging mothers and adult daughters

dc.contributor.advisor Megan Gilligan Jeon, Sesong
dc.contributor.department Human Development and Family Studies 2019-11-04T21:50:12.000 2020-06-30T03:18:40Z 2020-06-30T03:18:40Z Thu Aug 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019 2001-01-01 2019-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>To further the understanding of intergenerational relationships in adulthood, this dissertation focused on the experience of aging mothers and their adult daughters in Korea. This dissertation is comprised of two studies. The first study in Chapter 2 investigated the association between parent-child differentiation and psychological well-being and the moderating impact of adult daughter’s parental status. The second study in Chapter 3 explored Korean working adult daughters’ perceptions of their current relationship with their aging mothers who provide grandchild care.</p> <p>The Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) was employed in Chapter 2 to test regression and moderation analyses with dyadic data from aging mothers and their adult daughters. The key findings from Chapter 2 indicated that aging mothers and their adult daughters’ parent-child differentiation was positively associated with their own psychological well-being; however, there were no significant cross (partner) effects on psychological well-being. Furthermore, the association between differentiation and psychological well-being was stronger among aging mothers whose adult daughters had children compared to aging mothers whose adult daughters did not have children. In Chapter 3, interviews from working adult daughters whose mothers provide childcare were examined using a qualitative methodological approach. Findings from Chapter 3 indicated that working adult daughters reported three types of ambivalent feelings regarding their mothers’ childcare: 1) thankfulness and guilt toward their mothers, 2) dependence on their mothers and desired independence, and 3) closeness and disagreement with their mothers.</p> <p>The two studies provide complementary insights into the relationship quality between aging mothers and their adult daughters in Korea. Overall, these chapters shed light on the importance of the life course perspective-─linked lives ─in the intergenerational relationship. In addition, the importance of interactions between macro and micro factors on family processes were emphasized. This dissertation contributes to a growing body of research on the intergenerational relationship between aging mothers and their adult daughters in adulthood.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Asian Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Gerontology
dc.subject.keywords childcare
dc.subject.keywords Intergenerational relationship
dc.subject.keywords Korean aging mothers and adult daughters
dc.subject.keywords parent-child differentiation
dc.subject.keywords psychological well-being
dc.subject.keywords working adult daughters
dc.title The intergenerational relationship between Korean aging mothers and adult daughters
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dc.type.genre dissertation
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relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication aa55ac20-60f6-41d8-a7d1-c7bf09de0440 Human Development and Family Studies dissertation Doctor of Philosophy
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