Title

Adult Daughter-Older Mother Relationships in Mid-Later Life

Date

5-30-2013 10:30 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Columbia Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Presentation Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Magaret Manoogian

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Relationships between adult daughters and older mothers are complex and are renegotiated across the life course. This qualitative study involved interviews with adult daughters and older mothers (N=20) focusing on social support exchanges, intergenerational transmissions, and plans for the future. Findings indicate that the flow of social support and future plans among dyads is influenced by early family experiences, affectional ties, gender, and geographic proximity. Participants had plans for passing on tangible and intangible objects, values, and stories. These findings have future implications for how adult daughters and their mothers navigate end of life issues and family identity over time.

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May 30th, 10:30 AM

Adult Daughter-Older Mother Relationships in Mid-Later Life

Werner University Center (WUC) Columbia Room

Relationships between adult daughters and older mothers are complex and are renegotiated across the life course. This qualitative study involved interviews with adult daughters and older mothers (N=20) focusing on social support exchanges, intergenerational transmissions, and plans for the future. Findings indicate that the flow of social support and future plans among dyads is influenced by early family experiences, affectional ties, gender, and geographic proximity. Participants had plans for passing on tangible and intangible objects, values, and stories. These findings have future implications for how adult daughters and their mothers navigate end of life issues and family identity over time.