The Gerontologist, Vol 34, Issue 4 513-519, Copyright © 1994 by The Gerontological Society of America
The perceived benefits and problems associated with intergenerational exchanges in day care settings
AJ Stremmel, SS Travis, P Kelly-Harrison and AD Hensley
Department of Family and Child Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 24061-0416.
The universe of current adult day care center administrators (n = 36) and a
stratified random sample of child day care center administrators (n = 300)
in Virginia were surveyed to gather information about professionals'
perceptions of the benefits and problems associated with providing regular
intergenerational exchanges in day care settings. Findings of a qualitative
analysis revealed that problems attributed to generational differences and
organizational/service delivery issues were counterbalanced by
sociocultural and organizational benefits.