Becoming a grandparent: A three-generation perspective of family

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150328
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Becoming a grandparent: A three-generation perspective of family
Abstract:
Becoming a grandparent: A three-generation perspective of family
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Rempusheski, Veronica, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:Associate Professor
Becoming a grandparent is a potential crisis event and has

implications for the health of a grandparent and the family in

which the grandparent is a member. This presentation will focus on

the crisis event as depicted in an empirically generated

theoretical model that emerged from an exploratory, descriptive

study of grandparents of preterm infants in a NICU.



Demographic trends of a graying America, increased birth rate for

older mothers, clinical observations of stressed grandparents

outside a NICU, and a report of the Stokes Gordon Stress Scale

(1985) in which the authors revealed that the highest stressor for

elders in their sample was having a sick grandchild precipitated

a study to explore the perceptions of grandparents about the

nature, quality, and dynamics of grandparenting relationships with

a premature grandchild.



The concepts of grandparenting, health, and intrafamilial

relationships oriented a Grounded Theory approach to this study.

Open-ended interviews with 15 grandparents, aged 50 to 78 years,

who had visited their preterm grandchildren in a level II NICU at

a metropolitan teaching hospital in Northeast United States were

tape recorded, transcribed and content analyzed.



Ten categories describing the perceptions of grandparents about the

nature, quality, and dynamics of their relationship with a preterm

grandchild emerged from the data (Rempusheski, 1990). The core

category/basic social process, Becoming a Grandparent, a potential

crisis event described by grandparents, is the focus of the

emergent 4-staged theoretical model comprised of: Stressor

categories (environment, grandparent, adult child, grandchild, and

family relationship factors, grandparent perceptions), Stressor

mediators (uncertainty, family cohesion, family adaptability,

stress, coping strategies), Crisis potential, and Health outcomes.



Proposed research includes testing the model, and constructing and

determining the psychometric properties of the Grandparent

Perception of Family Scale (GPFS).



Funding: Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants Award, 1986.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBecoming a grandparent: A three-generation perspective of familyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150328-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Becoming a grandparent: A three-generation perspective of family</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rempusheski, Veronica, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vrempusheski@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Becoming a grandparent is a potential crisis event and has<br/><br/>implications for the health of a grandparent and the family in<br/><br/>which the grandparent is a member. This presentation will focus on<br/><br/>the crisis event as depicted in an empirically generated<br/><br/>theoretical model that emerged from an exploratory, descriptive<br/><br/>study of grandparents of preterm infants in a NICU.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Demographic trends of a graying America, increased birth rate for<br/><br/>older mothers, clinical observations of stressed grandparents<br/><br/>outside a NICU, and a report of the Stokes Gordon Stress Scale<br/><br/>(1985) in which the authors revealed that the highest stressor for<br/><br/>elders in their sample was having a sick grandchild precipitated<br/><br/>a study to explore the perceptions of grandparents about the<br/><br/>nature, quality, and dynamics of grandparenting relationships with<br/><br/>a premature grandchild.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The concepts of grandparenting, health, and intrafamilial<br/><br/>relationships oriented a Grounded Theory approach to this study.<br/><br/>Open-ended interviews with 15 grandparents, aged 50 to 78 years,<br/><br/>who had visited their preterm grandchildren in a level II NICU at<br/><br/>a metropolitan teaching hospital in Northeast United States were<br/><br/>tape recorded, transcribed and content analyzed.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Ten categories describing the perceptions of grandparents about the<br/><br/>nature, quality, and dynamics of their relationship with a preterm<br/><br/>grandchild emerged from the data (Rempusheski, 1990). The core<br/><br/>category/basic social process, Becoming a Grandparent, a potential<br/><br/>crisis event described by grandparents, is the focus of the<br/><br/>emergent 4-staged theoretical model comprised of: Stressor<br/><br/>categories (environment, grandparent, adult child, grandchild, and<br/><br/>family relationship factors, grandparent perceptions), Stressor<br/><br/>mediators (uncertainty, family cohesion, family adaptability,<br/><br/>stress, coping strategies), Crisis potential, and Health outcomes.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Proposed research includes testing the model, and constructing and<br/><br/>determining the psychometric properties of the Grandparent<br/><br/>Perception of Family Scale (GPFS).<br/><br/><br/><br/>Funding: Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants Award, 1986.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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