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Elder care giving in South Asian families: Implications for social service

TitleElder care giving in South Asian families: Implications for social service
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGupta, R, Pillai, VK
JournalJournal of Comparative Family StudiesJournal of Comparative Family Studies
Volume33
Pagination565-576
Date PublishedFal
ISBN Number0047-2328
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2002-04327-004
Keywords*Caregiver Burden, *Cross Cultural Differences, *Elder Care, *Social Services, *South Asian Cultural Groups, Asians, elder care giving, South Asian families, social services, cultural beliefs, caregiver burden, Home Care & Hospice [3375], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older), us
AbstractExamined the effect of cultural beliefs about elder care giving on the amount of burden experienced by those who provide primary care to an elderly person within a family setting. These care givers belong to first generation South Asian immigrant households in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. The sample consists of 188 respondents who are primary care givers. The independent effects of cultural beliefs with respect to care giving on the amount of perceived care giver burden is examined. It is found that care givers who have high levels of belief in South Asian cultural norms about elder care giving report low levels of perceived care giver burden. The implications of this finding for provision of services to South Asian elder care givers is presented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).