Strengths and education needs of Mexican American grandparents

Robert D. Strom, Lydia P. Buki, Lydia Buki

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Information about the strengths and educational needs of Mexican American grandparents was obtained so as to adapt existing grandparenting programs for this population. Mexican American grandparents (n = 181), parents (n = 148), and grandchildren (n = 173) provided information regarding grandparent satisfaction, success, teaching, difficulty, frustration, and information needs. Results revealed differences between English- and Spanish-speaking grandparents. Spanish-speaking grandparents reported a greater need for information than English-speaking grandparents, and more frustration when dealing with adolescents than with younger children. With regard to English-speaking grandparents, members of all three generations agreed that grandparents under the age of 61 experienced more frustration than their older counterparts, and grandparents who spent more than 5 hr a month with their grandchildren were more effective in their roles than those who spent less time. Possible factors that account for the findings are discussed, and recommendations for implementation of a grandparenting program are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-376
Number of pages18
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Strengths and education needs of Mexican American grandparents. / Strom, Robert D.; Buki, Lydia P.; Buki, Lydia.

In: Educational Gerontology, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.06.1997, p. 359-376.

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Strom, Robert D. ; Buki, Lydia P. ; Buki, Lydia. / Strengths and education needs of Mexican American grandparents. In: Educational Gerontology. 1997 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 359-376.
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