Joint activities and the image grandchildren have about the grandparent-grandchild relationship: an intercultural perspective

Journal title CADMO
Author/s Anuncibay Raquel de la Fuente, Bernal Jerónimo González, Santos Josefa González, Bernal Enrique González
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1
Language Spanish Pages 12 P. 57-68 File size 48 KB
DOI 10.3280/CAD2014-001007
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In this work we analyze grandparent-grandchild relationship as a support and as an educational and value system, the joint activities and the image grandchildren have about the relationship from an intercultural perspective. Samples from different cities of Central America (San Salvador, El Salvador and Guatemala City, Guatemala) have been compared with a sample of the Italian population (Fossano, Piedmont, in northern Italy). The aim of this comparison is to analyze the similarities and divergences between the different cultures which have been studied. The total sample consisted of 98 children aged 3 to 6. The results show the strong involvement in the grandparent-grandchild relationship, which has important benefits: bonds of love without conditions, some differences in the family profile between Italian and Hispanic children, as well as the great similarity in the kinds of activities and the image grandchildren have about the relationship.

Keywords: Grandparent-grandchildren relationship; intercultural perspective; leisure and cultural activities; grandparents’ role.

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Anuncibay Raquel de la Fuente, Bernal Jerónimo González, Santos Josefa González, Bernal Enrique González, Actividades conjuntas e imágenes de la relación abuelos-nietos vista por los nietos: una perspectiva intercultural in "CADMO" 1/2014, pp 57-68, DOI: 10.3280/CAD2014-001007