‘You just accept’: Australian parents’ and young adults’ feelings towards returning to co-residence

Warner, Elyse, Henderson-Wilson, Claire and Andrews, Fiona 2017, ‘You just accept’: Australian parents’ and young adults’ feelings towards returning to co-residence, Families, relationships and societies, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 411-426, doi: 10.1332/204674315X14418885889365.

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Title ‘You just accept’: Australian parents’ and young adults’ feelings towards returning to co-residence
Author(s) Warner, ElyseORCID iD for Warner, Elyse orcid.org/0000-0002-1759-2183
Henderson-Wilson, ClaireORCID iD for Henderson-Wilson, Claire orcid.org/0000-0001-7826-9788
Andrews, FionaORCID iD for Andrews, Fiona orcid.org/0000-0001-5082-1702
Journal name Families, relationships and societies
Volume number 6
Issue number 3
Start page 411
End page 426
Total pages 16
Publisher Policy Press
Place of publication Bristol, Eng.
Publication date 2017-11
ISSN 2046-7435
Keyword(s) returning to co-residence families
young adult
lived experience
Summary Drawing on a qualitative study of Australian families who returned to co-residence, this article focuses on the ways young adults and their parents come to accept the change in their living arrangement after time spent apart. Findings from in-depth interviews suggest that young adults  experience mixed feelings about returning home on the pathway to eventual acceptance, whereas  parents appear to be more accepting of the living arrangement from the outset. The current study  also revealed that, although parents and their young adult offspring may have different degrees of acceptance, family members generally appreciated how the other member of their dyad felt  towards the return. This acceptance meant that the return to co-residence proceeded and, in turn,  engendered mutual benefits for both young adults and their parents.
Language eng
DOI 10.1332/204674315X14418885889365
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
Socio Economic Objective 920413 Social Structure and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Policy Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079288

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