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Vietnamese-Australian Grandparenthood: The Changing Roles and Psychological Well-being


Liamputtong Rice, Pranee
Vo-Thanh-Xuan, James


Victoria, Australia: La Trobe University, Bundoora

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology v.15 , 2000, 265-288 pages

Description of Resource

This study attempts to understand the Vietnamese-Australian grandparenthood and their changing roles and psychological well-being. Findings reveal that Vietnamese grandparents assist parents by playing many important roles such as family historian, role model, and mentor, and creating a bridge with grandchildren. To be able to assume these roles grandparents need to actively explore and accept new values and to adapt values to new cultural context which can then positively influence life satisfaction and psychological well-being. (Description summarized from source).




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