Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Counseling and Human Development

First Advisor

Marla J. Muxen


A survey was devised using information from literature on the topic of middle-aged adult children and their aging parents and from the study on caregivers made by Gonyea et al. (1985). The survey was given to 83 middle-aged adult children who were employees at South Dakota State University. The results were descriptively analyzed to see if middle-aged adult children who were not necessarily caregivers reported feeling burdened in their relationship with their aging parents.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Adult children -- Family relationships
Aging parents -- Family relationships




South Dakota State University


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In Copyright