Three-generation households and child mental health in European countries

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Masfety VK, Aarnink C, Otten R, Bitfoi A, Mihova Z, Lesinskiene S, Carta MG, Gölitz D, Husky M
Zeitschrift: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Band: 54
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 427-436
ISSN: 0933-7954


Abstract

PurposeTo evaluate the associations between the presence of a grand parent at home that is three-generation household, with children mental health in diverse countries whether this situation is frequent or not.MethodsData from the School Children Mental Health in Europe cross-sectional survey in six countries (n=4582) were used to examine the association between three-generation households and child mental health across Europe. The parent and teacher Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was combined to assess child mental clinical problems.ResultsOverall, 25.13% of European families live with at least one grandparent: 5.46% in Western and 29.70% in Eastern Europe. Controlling for key sociodemographic variables and for country of residence, the presence of a grandparent is associated with an increased risk for child mental health problems in the total sample (OR 1.37, p=0.002). In two-parent homes, the effect of the presence of a grandparent is significant (OR 1.40, p=0.026), while it is not in single-parent homes. In each country, the presence of a grandparent is a risk for either externalizing or internalizing problems.ConclusionsPrograms may be developed to educate elderly people to better respect their children's role as parents so having a grandparent in the home can become an asset for family members rather than a burden.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Gölitz, Dietmar Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der deutschen Sprache und Literatur


Einrichtungen weiterer Autorinnen und Autoren

Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (IN2P3)
New Bulgarian University
Radboud University Nijmegen
Università degli Studi di Cagliari
University of Paris 5 - René Descartes / Université Paris V René Descartes


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APA:
Masfety, V.K., Aarnink, C., Otten, R., Bitfoi, A., Mihova, Z., Lesinskiene, S.,... Husky, M. (2019). Three-generation households and child mental health in European countries. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 54(4), 427-436. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-018-1640-9

MLA:
Masfety, Viviane Kovess, et al. "Three-generation households and child mental health in European countries." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 54.4 (2019): 427-436.

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