Volume 29, Issue 1
IMPACTS OF INTERGENERATIONAL CARE FOR GRANDCHILDREN AND INTERGENERATIONAL SUPPORT ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF THE ELDERLY IN CHINA
Psychological well-being is important to the happiness of the elderly and their families. Based on China Longitudinal Aging Social Survey 2014, this paper explores the influence mechanism of intergenerational care for grandchildren on the mental health of the elderly. The intermediate variables of intergenerational support were selected for the analysis. The results show that the mental health of the elderly is positively affected by the intergenerational care for grandchildren, and the intergenerational financial and emotional supports; the two types of supports fully mediate the relationship between the intergenerational care for grandchildren and the mental health of the elderly, while housework support does not have a significant mediating effect. To protect their mental health, the elderly who provide care for grandchildren should receive more financial and emotional supports.
Psychological Well-Being, Caring for Grandchildren, Intergenerational Support, The Mediating Effect.