Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Belonging to the LGBT+ community and intergenerational relations : the role of filial obligations
Authors: Pfammatter, Pirmin
Schmid, Giu
Schwarz, Beate
et. al: No
Conference details: 17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2022
Language: English
Subjects: LGBT+; Filial obligation; Support exchange; Intergenerational relation
Subject (DDC): 306.8: Family sociology
Abstract: Adult children, who experience strong family norms (i.e., filial obligations) have more intimate intergenerational relations (i.e., support given to parents and relationship quality) with their parents. However, these findings are primarily based on heterosexual and cis-gender adults. According to research, the family norms of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other sexual orientation and gender minority (LGBT+) adults are lower compared to cisgender, heterosexual adults. Whether these lower filial obligations are associated with the intergenerational relations of LGBT+ adults remain unknown. Hence, the present study aims to answer the following questions: 1) Do filial obligations mediate the relationship between belonging to the LGBT+ community and support given to parents? 2) Do filial obligations mediate the relationship between belonging to the LGBT+ community and the relationship quality to parents? The sample consisted of n = 135 LGBT+ adults and n = 135 cisgender, heterosexual adults. The mean age was M = 28.4 years (SD = 8.54 years). The sample consisted of n = 156 (57.8%) women, n = 100 (37%) men, n = 14 (5.2%) other genders. The measures included a scale on filial obligations, parent-child relationship quality and support given to parents. Structural Equation Modelling showed lower filial obligations in LGBT+ adults. Filial obligations mediated the association between belonging to the LGBT+ community and giving support to parents as well as the relationship quality to the mother, but not the father. The challenges adult LGBT+s face in their intergenerational relations will be addressed in the discussion.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/25599
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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