Definition of Financial Abuse: A Culture-Centered Construct among Korean EldersJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma (2013)
One of the critical issues in addressing financial abuse in Korea is the absence of an appropriate definition voiced by the elderly. This study is designed to explore how Korean elders define financial abuse in given social and cultural contexts. Face-to-face, in-depth interviews were conducted with 124 elders, aged 60 to 79, residing in Korea. The results of qualitative data analysis using grounded theory revealed that a vast majorty of Korean elderly respondents defined financial abuse as lack of provision of financial support to elder parents, and a small portion of respondents defined it as financial exploitation by adult children. The definition of financial abuse reflects cultural beliefs based on filial piety about financial expectations within the parent–child relationship. Education on financial abuse for both elders and their adult children and establishment of income support programs are urgently needed efforts to increase the financial well-being of elderly Koreans.
- elder mistreatment,
- filial piety,
- Korean elders,
- social welfare policy
Citation InformationHee Yun Lee, Sang Eun Lee, Hyun Sook Yoon and Hyojin Im. "Definition of Financial Abuse: A Culture-Centered Construct among Korean Elders" Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma Vol. 22 Iss. 5 (2013) p. 527 - 540 ISSN: 1092-6771
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