Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Reciprocity in intergenerational support : a comparison of Chinese and German adult daughters
Authors : Schwarz, Beate
Trommdorff, Gisela
Zheng, Gang
Shi, Shaohua
DOI : 10.1177/0192513X09347991
Published in : Journal of Family Issues
Volume(Issue) : 31
Issue : 2
Pages : 234
Pages to: 256
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
ISSN: 0192-513X
Language : English
Subjects : Kulturvergleich; Familie
Subject (DDC) : 306: Culture
Abstract: This study investigates how Chinese and German adult daughters evaluate the norm of reciprocity and the unbalanced exchange of support in relation to their aging parents. Women from rural and urban China (n = 292) and from Germany (n = 264) have participated in this study. Results show that for the German daughters, differently from rural Chinese daughters, perception of imbalance is strongly related to their intention to support their elderly parents. The results for the urban Chinese daughters are closer to those of the German sample than those of the rural Chinese daughters. The results are discussed in light of theoretical approaches to intergenerational relations taking into account the Confucian concept of filial piety and influences of social change.
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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