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Article: Assessing tradition in chinese elders living in a changing social environment: Implications for social work practice

TitleAssessing tradition in chinese elders living in a changing social environment: Implications for social work practice
Authors
KeywordsAged
Assessment
Chinese
Culture
Tradition
Issue Date2005
PublisherHaworth Social Work Practice Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JHBSE
Citation
Journal Of Human Behavior In The Social Environment, 2005, v. 11 n. 3-4, p. 41-57 How to Cite?
AbstractSocial workers are increasingly challenged to provide culturally sensitive services to older immigrants from diverse backgrounds. Assessment tools developed in the elder's own cultural context can maximize appropriate assessment and planning. This article describes the development of a tool for measuring adherence to tradition in Chinese elders. In Chinese tradition, an elder's purpose, meaning, and self-worth are derived, in large part, from their contribution to family, relatives, and the community. Existing measures of filial piety and acculturation do not capture this dimension. Filial piety involves being on the receiving end of care, honor, and obedience from younger generations. Acculturation is the opposite of adherence to tradition. One thousand five-hundred and two Chinese elders in China were asked questions on mutual aid and intergenerational exchange. Factor analysis extracted nine items loading into two factors reflective of traditional exchange. This measure could prove useful in understanding the effect of traditional beliefs upon various psychosocial outcomes. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172114
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.210
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dc.contributor.authorMjeldeMossey, LAen_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorLou, VWQen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:11Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:11Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Human Behavior In The Social Environment, 2005, v. 11 n. 3-4, p. 41-57en_US
dc.identifier.issn1091-1359en_US
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dc.description.abstractSocial workers are increasingly challenged to provide culturally sensitive services to older immigrants from diverse backgrounds. Assessment tools developed in the elder's own cultural context can maximize appropriate assessment and planning. This article describes the development of a tool for measuring adherence to tradition in Chinese elders. In Chinese tradition, an elder's purpose, meaning, and self-worth are derived, in large part, from their contribution to family, relatives, and the community. Existing measures of filial piety and acculturation do not capture this dimension. Filial piety involves being on the receiving end of care, honor, and obedience from younger generations. Acculturation is the opposite of adherence to tradition. One thousand five-hundred and two Chinese elders in China were asked questions on mutual aid and intergenerational exchange. Factor analysis extracted nine items loading into two factors reflective of traditional exchange. This measure could prove useful in understanding the effect of traditional beliefs upon various psychosocial outcomes. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHaworth Social Work Practice Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JHBSEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environmenten_US
dc.subjectAgeden_US
dc.subjectAssessmenten_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectTraditionen_US
dc.titleAssessing tradition in chinese elders living in a changing social environment: Implications for social work practiceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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