Dr Shi Li, Arts, UNE, will present in the 2018 Arts Research Seminar series on Thursday, 12 July 2018, between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm in Oorala Lecture Theatre, Building (E22).
Title: Exploration into a Mechanism for the Development of a Parent-Child Bond
The paper is an exploration into new research findings of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey by Beijing University 2015, a seven-year nation-wide follow-up investigation between 1998 and 2005, which revealed that not only adult daughters had a stronger bond with their old parents than adult sons, but also sons-in-law performed better than daughters-in-law in providing daily care and affective comfort for their parents-in-law. This suggests that an adult man may provide better affective care to old parents than an adult woman, in other words, it may not be gender difference that makes adult daughters have a stronger bond with old parents than adult sons. By employing sociological and psychological theories, this paper will theoretically elaborate the mechanism for the development of a parent-child bond.
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