Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Adolescent Grandchildren's Perception of Parenting Style and Attachment Representation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153286
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Presentation
Title:
Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Adolescent Grandchildren's Perception of Parenting Style and Attachment Representation
Abstract:
Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Adolescent Grandchildren's Perception of Parenting Style and Attachment Representation
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Peterman, Debianne, PhD, MSN, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title:Director of Nursing Education and Development
There is a paucity of literature addressing the parenting style of custodial grandmothers and the attachment behavior of adolescent children being raised by their grandmothers.  A descriptive correlational study based Attachment Theory was designed to study the grandmother?s and adolescent grandchild?s perception of parenting style using Lamborn?s (1991) Parenting Style Questionnaire (PSQ).  Attachment behavior in the adolescent was measured by utilizing the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA) (Armsden & Greenberg, 1987) and the Adolescent Unresolved Attachment Questionnaire (AUAQ) (West, Spreng, Rose, & Adam, 2000).  Quality of interaction between the grandchild and their biological mother was measured using the Family Bonding Scale (FBS) (Liddle & Rowe, 1998). Participants for the study were recruited from a population of grandparent-headed families who were past participants in an ongoing intervention study affiliated with a large southeastern metropolitan university.  Data were analyzed using hierarchical regression to predict the effect of grandmother parenting style, age of the grandchild, length of time living with the grandmother, and amount and quality of interaction with the biological mother on the adolescent?s attachment to the grandmother.  The results indicated that three variables (the Warmth/Involvement and Strictness/Supervision Scales and the parenting interaction score of the PSQ) were found to be significant predictors of the grandchild?s attachment to the grandmother.  Two variables explained 57.2% of the variance of the dependent variable (attachment).  With the addition of parenting style interaction, 61.2% of the variance was explained (p = .029).  Findings indicate that grandchildren who are being raised by grandmothers who are warm, involved, and providing age appropriate supervision (authoritative) are more likely to be securely attached to their grandmothers.  Nurses should be involved in developing support programs that provide parenting curriculum for grandparents that are raising grandchildren.
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.titleGrandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Adolescent Grandchildren's Perception of Parenting Style and Attachment Representationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153286-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Adolescent Grandchildren's Perception of Parenting Style and Attachment Representation</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Peterman, Debianne, PhD, MSN, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Vanderbilt University Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Nursing Education and Development</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">debianne.peterman@vanderbilt.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is a paucity of literature addressing the parenting style of custodial grandmothers and the attachment behavior of adolescent children being raised by their grandmothers.&nbsp; A descriptive correlational study based Attachment Theory was designed to study the grandmother?s and adolescent grandchild?s perception of parenting style using Lamborn?s (1991) Parenting Style Questionnaire (PSQ).&nbsp; Attachment behavior in the adolescent was measured by utilizing the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA) (Armsden &amp; Greenberg, 1987) and the Adolescent Unresolved Attachment Questionnaire (AUAQ) (West, Spreng, Rose, &amp; Adam, 2000).&nbsp; Quality of interaction between the grandchild and their biological mother was measured using the Family Bonding Scale (FBS) (Liddle &amp; Rowe, 1998). Participants for the study were recruited from a population of grandparent-headed families who were past participants in an ongoing intervention study affiliated with a large southeastern metropolitan university.&nbsp; Data were analyzed using hierarchical regression to predict the effect of grandmother parenting style, age of the grandchild, length of time living with the grandmother, and amount and quality of interaction with the biological mother on the adolescent?s attachment to the grandmother.&nbsp; The results indicated that three variables (the Warmth/Involvement and Strictness/Supervision Scales and the parenting interaction score of the PSQ) were found to be significant predictors of the grandchild?s attachment to the grandmother.&nbsp; Two variables explained 57.2% of the variance of the dependent variable (attachment).&nbsp; With the addition of parenting style interaction, 61.2% of the variance was explained (p = .029).&nbsp; Findings indicate that grandchildren who are being raised by grandmothers who are warm, involved, and providing age appropriate supervision (authoritative) are more likely to be securely attached to their grandmothers.&nbsp; Nurses should be involved in developing support programs that provide parenting curriculum for grandparents that are raising grandchildren.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:10:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:10:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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