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Given that grandparent-grandchild relationships often last for several decades of grandchildren's lives, it becomes important to examine how grandparents' affectionate communication might be associated with their adult grandchildren's mental well-being. Using a sample of college-aged grandchildren (n = 401), this study examined whether or not grandparents' affectionate communication is indirectly associated with grandchildren's loneliness, depressive symptoms, and stress, via shared family identity. It also considered whether or not grandchildren's assessments of their grandparents' futures as expansive versus restricted moderated these associations. Affectionate communication was indirectly associated with less loneliness via heightened shared family identity, but only for grandchildren who judged grandparents' futures as expansive. These findings suggest the importance of healthy grandparents conveying to grandchildren that their lives as older adults are still full of possibilities and open to new growth.
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Name: Health communication
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Member of a family who has children and grandchildren.
Voluntary organizations which support educational programs and research in psychiatry with the objective of the promotion of mental health. An early association in the United States was founded as the National Committee for Mental Hygiene in 1909, became the Mental Health Association in 1976 and later the National Mental Health Association in 1980. State and local mental health associations in this country are chartered by the national organization and affiliated with it.
Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse. The process of change in which individuals improve their MENTAL HEALTH and wellness, live a self-directed life, and work to achieve their full potential.
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA.
A component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH concerned with research, overall planning, promoting, and administering mental health programs and research. It was established in 1949.
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