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Relationship between young generation and parent´s and grand parent´s generation
Jiri Semrad –  Blanka Jirkovska  – Lenka Emrova
doi: 10.18355/PG.2018.7.2.10
The issue of intergenerational relations, especially intergenerational relationships within coexistence in one family, is a multidisciplinary actuall topic. Every generation has its own specific view of the world, and these views may be diametrically different due to the different experiences and habits of individual generations. The aim of this paper is to describe and classify the relationship of 13-15 year old children with the older generation with the support of literature. First, we analyze available literature on intergenerational relations and characterize individual generations in terms of their differences. The empirical survey is quantitative in nature and focuses on the analysis of the relationship of the young generation to the older one. The research was attended by 324 children aged 13-14 from elementary schools in the Ústecký, Pardubický, Zlínský and Trnava regions. A questionnaire with predominantly closed questions was used to collect the data. The collection of empirical data took place between 2015 and 2016. Subsequently, the data were statistically evaluated. The results of the empirical survey point to the fact that most of the younger generation has a positive relationship with the older generation and that the older generation is a patterns for them. The research also pointed out that material background, support, and protection are the main motivations of children to appreciate older people. Research has not confirmed the fact that the young generation is mainly devoted to digital technology in their free time, and it was surprising to find that the parents place great emphasis on the relationship of the young generation to fauna and flora, the fulfillment of duties and the relationship to home. In the above-mentioned points, the profile of the respondents, including the sites from which they came from, was shown. More worrying, however, is that more than half of respondents is not systematically and regularly involved in activities that are the subject of their deeper interest.
Key words
Generation, intergenerational relationships, family, pubescence, educational style, values, patterns

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