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A study of attitudes toward aging and caregiving patterns among Samoan families in Hawaii

TitleA study of attitudes toward aging and caregiving patterns among Samoan families in Hawaii
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsTauiliili, DS, Delva, J, Browne, C
JournalJournal of Family Social WorkJournal of Family Social Work
Volume6
Pagination1-14
ISBN Number1052-2158
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Asians -- Psychosocial Factors, Attitude Measures, Attitude to Aging, Caregivers -- Psychosocial Factors, Chi Square Test, Cross Sectional Studies, Descriptive Statistics, Family -- Psychosocial Factors, Female, Hawaii, Human, Male, Middle Age, P-Value, Samoa, Sex Factors, T-Tests
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of attitudes toward the aged and family caregiving patterns among Samoan men and women in Hawaii, taking into consideration gender and age differences. The findings revealed that both caregivers and non-caregivers held positive attitudes toward aging. Among caregivers, those with more positive attitudes toward the aged provided more personal care and chore services to an aged family member. In contrast to national studies, no gender and age differences in attitudes towards the elderly were observed among caregivers. Implications for the delivery of culturally-sensitive services to this growing Asian and Pacific Islander population arc presented.