Type of Document Dissertation Author Clark, Warren G. URN etd-06072006-124201 Title Parental role behavior, psychological centrality and self-esteem among the elderly Degree PhD Department Family and Child Development Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Mancini, Jay A. Committee Chair Benson, Mark J. Committee Member Blieszner, Rosemary Committee Member McAuley, William J. Committee Member McDaniel, Janet L. Committee Member Travis, Shirley S. Committee Member Keywords
- Aging parents Psychology.
- Older people Psychology
- Aging parents
- Family relationships
Date of Defense 1993-11-09 Availability unrestricted AbstractPrevious research has failed to identify a strong relationship between
parental role involvement and self-esteem of parents despite theoretical and
intuitive support for the prediction. An explanatory model of the interaction
between role occupancy, psychological centrality of the role, and selfesteem
among older parents was presented. Data from the National Survey
of Families and Households (NSFH) were used to test a path model
examining the effects of the roles of parent, spouse, and worker, as well
income, age, sex, and health on self-esteem. The data failed to support the
model as presented. Role involvement did not affect self-esteem and
psychological centrality had a direct effect instead of the proposed
interactive effect. Health was the strongest predictor of self-esteem. In
contrast to previous research, age negatively affected self-esteem in this
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