To Study the Conflict between three Generations of Men and Women

Authors

  • Nazia Ali
  • Aisha Faruqui

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i2.18044

Keywords:

Conflict, Generation Gap, Generations, Occupational Therapy.

Abstract

Background: Relevant literature had found that older people are consistently more opposed than
younger people to change and to nonconformity, unless their own economic well-being is involved.
However, differences in values between generations, looked at globally, and may be considerably
greater than when differences between parent and child in the same family are examined. Student
share many values with their parents, but differ considerably from the moral values of their parents’
generation. Thus, a generation gap or at least a substantial generational difference can exist without
assuming discontinuity of values between parents and their children.
Thus, the purpose of the present study was to measure perception about the causes and probable
solutions to generation gap.
Methods: The sample consisted of 15 girls, aged 10 to 20 years, their mothers, and their maternal
grandmothers (nani). 15 boys aged 10 to 20 years, their fathers and paternal grandfathers (dada).
Questionnaire on Generation Gap was used to measure the generation gap among the sample.
Conclusion: The results of the study indicated that 47% of women sample (girls, mothers, and
grandmothers) and 42% of male sample (boys, fathers, grandfathers) showed the generational conflict.
Thus the problem of generation gap exists and can be solved in a wide variety of ways. Occupational
therapists role is to resolve conflicts, improve relationships and Building peace in relationships.

Author Biographies

Nazia Ali

Assistant Professor (Occupational Therapy), Department of Rehabilitation Sciences,  SNSAH, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Aisha Faruqui

BOT Intern Student, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, SNSAH, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

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Published

2022-04-13