Woosang Hwang (HDFS / ASI – Post Doctoral Associate) PI and Merril Silverstein (HDFS / MAX / ASI) Other Senior Personnel, Intergenerational Solidarity with Digital Communication among Korean Adult Children and Older Parents: Associations with Mental Health During the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Center for International Affairs (CEFIA) of the Academy of Korean Studies – 2022 Korean Studies Grant. 2/1/22-1/31/23
Using a dyad-centered approach, the proposed research aims to (1) uncover dyadic profiles of intergenerational solidarity with digital communication in Korean older parent-adult child pairs; and (2) examine how these dyadic profiles are associated with mental health within generational pairs. We will collect data from approximately 400 middle-aged adults and their parents 55 years and older in Korea.
The proposed research will provide the field of Korean family studies with an updated intergenerational solidarity theoretical framework, including digital communication, which can be used in primary research, policy analysis, and clinical setting. In addition, the proposed research will explain the association between multidimensional construct of intergenerational solidarity with digital communication and mental health within Korean middle-aged children and their older parents.