Wpływ zaangażowania w opiekę nad wnukami na poziom poczucia jakości życia dziadków
Rocznik: 2018 Tom: 24 Numer: 3
Contemporary grandparents are active people, not only in the social but also professional field. Regardless of other duties, one of the socially assigned tasks in the role of grandparent is to take care for grandchildren. As various studies have reported, this task may bring caregivers more losses than benefits (eg Goodman & Silverstein, 2002). In the present study, data from 148 people over 57 years who have looked after grandchildren have been analyzed, to determine whether the amount of time devoted by grandparents to care for grandchildren will affect their sense of quality of life. Grandparents gender, age, and locus of control was controlled. The obtained results confirmed that with the increase of the number of hours devoted to grandchildren care, the sense of quality of life of the grandparents drops. This effect is stronger among grandfathers. The sense of the location of control plays the role of a mediator and suppressor in the relationship of care time over grandchildren with a sense of quality of life. The results are discussed in the context of potential family burden and work load among grandparents.