Other roles of caregivers: Competing responsibilities or supportive resources

E. P. Stoller, K. L. Pugliesi

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Although the majority of research has conceptulized other roles of caregivers as competing commitments, a growing body of literature views multiple roles as supportive resources. This study examined the impact of multiple roles on the caregiving experience among informal helpers of a probability sample of elderly people living in a community setting. Results indicate that other roles, particularly when caregiving involves a large time commitment, do contribute to burden. However, other roles, especially roles outside the family, are also associated with improved caregiver well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S231-S238
JournalJournals of Gerontology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging


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