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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(12): 391-403
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.044


The Involvement of Grandparents in Bringing up Grandchildren and their Views about it
Jaya Bangale* and Smita Patil
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani - 431 402, MS, India
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Abstract:

A sample of 150 children (5-7 yrs old), 80 belonging to middle SES group and 70 belonging to low SES group and brought up by their both parents (either both parents are working or only one parent is working) as well as by their grandparents were chosen randomly from the selected 10 colonies from Parbhani City of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. The data pertaining to the study were collected by personally interviewing the parents and grandparents of sample children based on structured and open ended interview schedule and also by administering Kuppuswamy’s Socio-economic Status Scale revised by Dr. Sheikh Mohd Saleem (2018) for assessing the socio-economic status of the sample children. It is apparent from the results that irrespective of the groups and socio-economic status of the sample children, a higher percentage of both the paternal grandparents(64-65%) were found to be involved in child upbringing right from their neonatal stage. With regard to the involvement in upbringing of grandchildren all the grandparents expressed that, it was most rewarding experience of their life and also it was beneficial to them for remaining physically and mentally fit (33-43%). However a majority of them (44- 71 %) expressed that sometimes it became difficult for them to carry out their personal work due to their involvement in upbringing of grandchildren. On the whole, the findings of the study highlight that families need to involve grandparents in caring grandchildren as they are found to be playing vital role in child upbringing and which in turn enabling grandparents to lead happy, contented and dignified life.


Keywords: Grandparents, grandchildren, upbringing, views, involvement
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Jaya Bangale and Smita Patil. 2021. The Involvement of Grandparents in Bringing up Grandchildren and their Views About It.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(12): 391-403. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.044