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The psychosocial benefits of providing non-kin childcare in older adults: A longitudinal study with older New Zealanders

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posted on 23.07.2020 by Á Szabó, Eva Neely, C Stephens
© The Author(s) 2019. Community grandparenting may promote the well-being of older adults. We examined the impact of non-kin and grandparental childcare on quality of life and loneliness using longitudinal data from 2653 older New Zealanders collected over 2 years. Providing both non-kin and grandparental childcare predicted greater self-realisation for women only and was associated with reduced levels of control and autonomy for men. Non-kin childcare was also associated with reduced social loneliness over time independent of gender. Findings suggest that non-kin grandparenting has psychosocial benefits for older adults. Surrogate grandparenting offers promising avenues for those without grandchildren to experience the benefits of grandparenting.

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Szabó, Á., Neely, E. & Stephens, C. (2019). The psychosocial benefits of providing non-kin childcare in older adults: A longitudinal study with older New Zealanders. Journal of Health Psychology, 135910531989301-135910531989301. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105319893011

Journal title

Journal of Health Psychology

Publication date

01/01/2019

Pagination

135910531989301-135910531989301

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

11/12/2019

ISSN

1359-1053

eISSN

1461-7277

Article number

ARTN 1359105319893011

Language

en

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