Title: Reciprocity in intergenerational support : a comparison of Chinese and German adult daughters
Authors : Schwarz, Beate
Trommdorff, Gisela
Zheng, Gang
Shi, Shaohua
Published in : Journal of Family Issues
Volume(Issue) : 31
Issue : 2
Pages : 234
Pages to: 256
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
Issue Date: 2010
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
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.
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1177/0192513X09347991
ISSN: 0192-513X
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8605
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