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

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Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia paedagogica
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Faculty of Social Studies

Field Sociology, demography
Keywords grandparenthood; parenthood; over-loaded role; child care
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Description 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.
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