Journal article

Parent-child relationships among older immigrants from mainland China: a descriptive study using the solidarity, conflict, and ambivalence perspectives

Xiaoping Lin, Briony Dow, Jennifer Boldero, Christina Bryant

JOURNAL OF FAMILY STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Older Chinese immigrants are one of the largest and fastest growing groups of older immigrants in many Western countries. This study examined their relationships with children using multiple dimensions drawn from the solidarity–conflict model and the ambivalence perspective. A convenience sample of 62 older Chinese immigrants was recruited and data were collected through standardized interviews. The majority of participants lived independently from their children and had at least weekly contact with them. Most were involved in some kind of intergenerational exchange with their children and had relatively high expectations about filial obligations. Despite half considering that their parent–c..

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