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Perceptions of elder abuse and help-seeking patterns among African-American, Caucasian American, and Korean-American elderly women

TitlePerceptions of elder abuse and help-seeking patterns among African-American, Caucasian American, and Korean-American elderly women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMoon, A, Williams, O
JournalGerontologistGerontologist
Volume33
Pagination386-95
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number0016-9013 (Print)<br/>0016-9013 (Linking)
Accession Number8325527
KeywordsAfrican Americans/ psychology, African Continental Ancestry Group, Age Factors, Aged, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Attitude to Health/ethnology, Elder Abuse/ ethnology/prevention & control/psychology, European Continental Ancestry Group/ psychology, Female, Humans, Korea/ethnology, Middle Aged, Minnesota, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/ ethnology, Questionnaires, Sampling Studies, Women/ psychology
AbstractThirteen scenarios were used to measure and compare the perceptions of elder abuse and help-seeking behaviors of African-American, Caucasian American, and Korean-American elderly women. Significant group differences existed in their perceptions of elder abuse with regard to six scenarios, and the Korean-American women were substantially less likely to perceive a given situation as abusive than the other groups. The three groups also showed significant differences in their intended use of formal and informal sources of help in the case of elder abuse.
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