Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Wild, Lauren en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Westwood, Sarah Anne en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-22T13:19:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-22T13:19:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Westwood, S. 2016. Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20622
dc.description.abstract With an increase in life expectancy, there is greater potential for grandparents to be involved in the lives of their grandchildren. The aim of this study was to investigate whether grandparental involvement was related to fewer negative psychological outcomes (i.e. peer, emotional, hyperactivity and conduct problems), and whether this association remained as a protective effect when adolescents faced high levels of family adversity. A cross--‐sectional study consisting of 536 Black and Coloured adolescents (ages 13--‐15 years) from two schools located in the greater Cape Town area was conducted. The results of bivariate and SEM analyses demonstrated that grandparental involvement was associated with a reduction in the presence of all negative psychological outcomes, which shows that grandparental involvement can play a compensatory role in adolescents' lives. The results of a path analysis indicated that grandparental involvement only has a protective effect for reducing peer problems for female adolescents who are experiencing high levels of family adversity. No other association between grandparental involvement and negative psychological outcomes was significant when the adolescent was facing high levels of family adversity. Together the results of this study suggest that grandparental involvement can have a positive effect in adolescents' lives, and therefore future research should move beyond simply looking at an adolescent's immediate family as a source of support. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychological Research en_ZA
dc.title Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Westwood, S. A. (2016). <i>Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20622 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Westwood, Sarah Anne. <i>"Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20622 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Westwood SA. Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20622 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Westwood, Sarah Anne AB - With an increase in life expectancy, there is greater potential for grandparents to be involved in the lives of their grandchildren. The aim of this study was to investigate whether grandparental involvement was related to fewer negative psychological outcomes (i.e. peer, emotional, hyperactivity and conduct problems), and whether this association remained as a protective effect when adolescents faced high levels of family adversity. A cross--‐sectional study consisting of 536 Black and Coloured adolescents (ages 13--‐15 years) from two schools located in the greater Cape Town area was conducted. The results of bivariate and SEM analyses demonstrated that grandparental involvement was associated with a reduction in the presence of all negative psychological outcomes, which shows that grandparental involvement can play a compensatory role in adolescents' lives. The results of a path analysis indicated that grandparental involvement only has a protective effect for reducing peer problems for female adolescents who are experiencing high levels of family adversity. No other association between grandparental involvement and negative psychological outcomes was significant when the adolescent was facing high levels of family adversity. Together the results of this study suggest that grandparental involvement can have a positive effect in adolescents' lives, and therefore future research should move beyond simply looking at an adolescent's immediate family as a source of support. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity TI - Associations between grandparental involvement and psychological outcomes in adolescents facing family adversity UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20622 ER - en_ZA


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