Satisfaction, functionality, and the impact of caregiving among spousal and parental caregivers

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Title:
Satisfaction, functionality, and the impact of caregiving among spousal and parental caregivers
Author:
Swanson, Leif Thomas, 1965-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A total of 85 adults in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area who were providing care to an elderly relative or spouse in their households, completed a questionnaire which assessed satisfaction with life and family, functionality, demographic variables, and the impact of caregiving on their lives. Various statistical analyses showed nonsignificant differences between those subjects who cared for an elderly relative and those who cared for a spouse across variables of caregiving, life satisfaction, family satisfaction, and overall functionality. However, significant differences between spousal and parental caregivers were found when assessing the probability of institutionalization of the care-receiver. Compared to national sample norms, caregivers reported significantly lower family satisfaction scores and were significantly more dysfunctional in terms of cohesion, adaptability, and overall functionality. Life satisfaction was significantly related to functionality of the family, but family satisfaction was not significantly related to functionality. Implications from this study are discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christopherson, Victor

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSatisfaction, functionality, and the impact of caregiving among spousal and parental caregiversen_US
dc.creatorSwanson, Leif Thomas, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Leif Thomas, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA total of 85 adults in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area who were providing care to an elderly relative or spouse in their households, completed a questionnaire which assessed satisfaction with life and family, functionality, demographic variables, and the impact of caregiving on their lives. Various statistical analyses showed nonsignificant differences between those subjects who cared for an elderly relative and those who cared for a spouse across variables of caregiving, life satisfaction, family satisfaction, and overall functionality. However, significant differences between spousal and parental caregivers were found when assessing the probability of institutionalization of the care-receiver. Compared to national sample norms, caregivers reported significantly lower family satisfaction scores and were significantly more dysfunctional in terms of cohesion, adaptability, and overall functionality. Life satisfaction was significantly related to functionality of the family, but family satisfaction was not significantly related to functionality. Implications from this study are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristopherson, Victoren_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342679en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26593026en_US
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