A Multinational Comparison of Grandchildren’s Received Affection from Their Grandparents

Daniel H. Mansson*, Aldis G. Sigurðardóttir

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Abstract

This study sought to address the need for systematic, quantitative cross-cultural comparisons to extend our knowledge of the interplay between cultural backgrounds and human behaviors. Specifically, in this study, we compared young adult Danish, Icelandic, Polish, and American grandchildren’s reports of received affection from their grandparents. The participants (N = 606) completed the Grandchildren’s Received Affection Scale. Results of a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) revealed significant cultural differences in grandchildren’s reports of received affection from their grandparents. Thus, this study extends our understanding of how communicative behaviors differ across cultures; it is also indicative of practical, methodological, and empirical implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-140
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019

Keywords

  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • United States
  • Denmark
  • Grandchildren
  • Grandparents
  • Iceland
  • Poland
  • Affectionate communication

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