Taiwanese grandmothers: Strengths and learning needs as perceived by grandmothers, mothers, and granddaughters

Robert D. Strom, Tsai Ju Lee, Paris S. Strom, Kathryn Nakagawa, Troy E. Beckert

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The purposes of this study were to (a) determine how three generations of females from the same families perceived the grandmothers, (b) identify strengths and learning needs of the grandmothers, and (c) recommend guidelines and curriculum themes to assist the grandmothers in adjusting to change. The 348 Taiwanese subjects included grandmothers (n = 116), mothers (n = 116), and teenage granddaughters (n = 116). Subjects completed a Mandarin version of the Grandparent Strengths and Needs Inventory. Each generation reported favorable ratings for grandmothers on the frustration, difficulty, information needs, and satisfaction scales. Unfavorable ratings were given for the teaching and success scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)812-830
Number of pages19
JournalEducational Gerontology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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