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A 10-year portrait of theorizing in family gerontology: Making the mosaic visible

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dc.contributor.author Humble, Áine M.
dc.contributor.author Seidel, Amber J.
dc.contributor.author Yorgason, Jeremy B.
dc.contributor.author Redden, Marco
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-15T01:17:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-15T01:17:04Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06
dc.identifier.citation Humble, A. M., Seidel, A. J., Yorgason, J. B., & Redden, M. (2020). A 10-year portrait of theorizing in family gerontology: Making the mosaic visible. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 12(2), 147–163. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12372 en_US
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1111/jftr.12372
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/2112
dc.description.abstract Based on a content analysis of family gerontology empirical studies in 13 journals (2009–2018), this article identifies theories currently being used and provides suggestions for future family gerontology theorizing. Family gerontologists are now using a greater range of theories than they were in the 1990s, including many middle‐range ones, and more scholars are citing multiple theories in their publications. Ways to advance family gerontology theorizing are to integrate more gerontology content into family theory textbooks, link middle‐range theories to broader general theories, and discuss how to use multiple theories effectively in research. Commonly used and emerging theories in family gerontology research can also be closely examined, and findings related to intersectionality and intergenerational ambivalence are briefly examined as examples of emerging theories used to study later‐life families. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Family Theory & Review en_US
dc.subject Aging en_US
dc.subject Family gerontology en_US
dc.subject Intergenerational relationships en_US
dc.subject Late‐life families en_US
dc.subject Content analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.embargo.liftdate 2022-06-01
dc.title A 10-year portrait of theorizing in family gerontology: Making the mosaic visible en_US
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