His tradition-bound attitude was a constant source of dissatisfaction among or to the younger members of the family.

I believe that among is used in a correct form in this sentence. Among is used when referring more than two persons. So , why to is the correct form here because if I mark the answer as among it is wrong. Suggestions please.

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  1. dissatisfaction among the younger members;


  1. dissatisfaction to the younger members.

The two phrases are both correct but they mean different things:

In #1 there are the younger members that experience the dissatisfaction whereas in #2 somebody else's dissatisfaction is targeted to the younger members.

This said if we used among the sentence would make no sense.

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