University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Research reveals that informal, adult caregivers (25 years of age and older) of chronically ill loved ones incur psychological stress from the caregiving experience. However, there is little research on the psychological impact on the younger adult caregiver (ages 18-24). Therefore, the focus of this study was to explore the psychological effects of being a younger adult caregiver and what factors contribute to, or insulate the younger adult caregiver from the distress of caregiving. The results indicate that younger adult caregivers are unique in that different factors contribute to or insulate them from distress compared to adult caregivers.
Bacharz, Kelsey C. and Goodmon, Leilani B.
"The caregiver’s burden: Psychological distress in the younger adult caregiver,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 23
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol23/iss1/5