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dc.contributor.authorQiao, Tianyu
dc.contributor.author乔天钰
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-25T00:29:49Z
dc.date.available2014-10-25T00:29:49Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/4586
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014
dc.description.abstractThe present research explored the roles Chinese grandparents play regarding their grandchildren born in the United States. Due to the differences in language, cultures and family values in China and the U.S., these Chinese grandparents balance their lives between two continents and experience possible disconnect in communication with their U.S.-born grandchildren. In order to understand the lived experiences of these Chinese grandparents and to develop co-constructed meaning of their intercultural interactions, this research employs qualitative narrative analysis as the primary method. Eight conversational interviews were conducted and four emergent themes were discussed. This research shows that Chinese grandparents do encounter difficulties, cultural conflicts and disconnect with their grandchildren because they split their time between living in China and the U.S. There are insights provided to mitigate these problems.
dc.titleLife on two continents: understanding different roles of Chinese grandparents who have grandchildren born in the U.S.
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.degreema
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Communication
dc.contributor.chairDeCaro, Peter A.
dc.contributor.committeeTaylor, Karen M.
dc.contributor.committeeKan, Rosalind
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T09:10:41Z


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