The parent and grandparent roles from the perspective of contemporary Czech grandparents

Title: The parent and grandparent roles from the perspective of contemporary Czech grandparents
Source document: Studia paedagogica. 2016, vol. 21, iss. 2, pp. [131]-145
Extent
[131]-145
  • ISSN
    1803-7437 (print)
    2336-4521 (online)
Type: Article
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Abstract(s)
This paper is focused on differences in the roles of parent and grandparent from the perspective of individuals who have had experience with both roles. The work is based on a secondary analysis of eighteen semi-structured interviews with younger seniors. Using grounded theory, the authors identified two categories of fundamental differences between these roles. The first category describes differences between the value that respondents attributed to the time spent together with their grandchild or child. Respondents more enjoyed the time that they spent with their grandchild than with their child. The second category deals with the higher degree of fear associated with caring for grandchildren than taking care of their own child.
Note
The text is based on data generated in the project "Overloaded Roles: Grandparents in the Era of Active Ageing" (GA13-34958S).