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Dyadic Outcomes of Gratitude Exchange between Family Caregivers and their Siblings


Abstract Family caregivers are a quickly growing population in American society and are potentially vulnerable to a number of risks to well-being. High stress and little support can combine to cause difficulties in personal and professional relationships, physical health, and emotional health. Siblings are, however, a possible source of protection for the at-risk caregiver. This study examines the relational and health outcomes of gratitude exchange between caregivers and their siblings as they attend to the issue of caring for aging parents. Dyadic data was collected through an online survey and was analyzed using a series of Actor-Partner Interdependence Models. Intimacy and care conflict both closely relate to gratitude exchange, but the most sig... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Amaro, Lauren (Author) / Miller, Katherine I. (Advisor) / Alberts, Janet K. (Advisor) / Updegraff, Kimberly (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Gerontology / caregiving / dyadic analysis / gratitude / intimacy / siblings / well-being
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 155 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Communication 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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