歩行開始期の子どもをもつ親世代と祖父母世代の世代性 Comparison of the Nature of Generativity between Parents and Grandparents Who Have Toddlers
The purpose of this study was to investigate a difference in the nature of generativity \(Erikson, 1989) between parents and grandparents. The subjects were 690 parents who have at least a toddler as well as 204 grandparents recruited through the parents. The results supported a 3-factor model: creating, oﬀering, and generativity maintaining. Whereas the factor score of "creating" among parents was signiﬁcantly higher than the score among grandparents, there were no signiﬁcant diﬀerences in other 2 factor scores. Compared to the results of existing studies, the mean scores of grandparents in this study were lower. In \addition, grandparents in this study were likely to respect parenting styles of their oﬀspring and be aware of their unique role as grandparents. The nature of generativity among both generations was discussed based on the shift of socioeconomic status and family composition.
お茶の水女子大学人文科学研究 10, 155-166, 2014-03