Exploring Definitions of Financial Abuse in Elderly Korean Immigrants: The Contribution of Traditional Cultural ValuesJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (2012)
The purpose of this study is to explore the cultural definitions of financial abuse from the perspective of 124 elderly Korean immigrants and to examine the role of traditional cultural values in their definitions by using a mixed methods approach. The qualitative analysis generated four themes relevant to definition of financial abuse. A binary logistic regression indicated that those with stronger cultural adherence to traditional values had higher odds of providing culture-based definitions of financial abuse. Education is needed for health professionals, social service providers, and adult protective workers to increase their understanding of culture-specific experiences of financial abuse among ethnic minority elders.
- financial abuse,
- elder mistreatment,
- elderly Korean immigrants
Citation InformationHee Yun Lee, Sang E. Lee and Charissa K. Eaton. "Exploring Definitions of Financial Abuse in Elderly Korean Immigrants: The Contribution of Traditional Cultural Values" Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect Vol. 24 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 293 - 311 ISSN: 0894-6566
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