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Article: Community attitudes toward living arrangements between the elderly and their adult children in Hong Kong

TitleCommunity attitudes toward living arrangements between the elderly and their adult children in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAttitudes
Chinese
Elderly
Hong Kong
Living Arrangement
Issue Date1998
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0169-3816
Citation
Journal Of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1998, v. 13 n. 3, p. 215-228 How to Cite?
AbstractFor hundreds of years, Chinese societies have been living in extended family settings. However, the import of Western cultures and values are challenging the traditional Chinese practices in Hong Kong. This study assesses the community attitudes to living arrangements between elderly and their adult children in Hong Kong and to identify the factors which influence these attitudes. A random sample of 888 adult Hong Kong residents were telephone-interviewed. They were asked about their attitudes to living arrangements when they turned 60, if disabled and non-disabled. The relationship between these attitudes and the social and demographic characteristics of the respondents was also analyzed. Nearly 59% of the respondents preferred to live with their children if non-disabled. However, 43.5% of the respondents would be unlikely to want to live with their children if disabled. If non-disabled at 60, females, professionals or those who had lived overseas before preferred not to live with their children. Females also preferred not to live with their children if disabled at 60. Other factors, such as age, social class, education level and experience in living with elderly or looking after elderly had no effect on the respondents' preference. This study provides important information on the community attitudes to living arrangements between the elderly and their adult children in Hong Kong. These attitudes will shed light on the provision of housing and institutional care to elderly, as well as the family relationship and care pattern of the elderly in the future decades in Hong Kong and other communities which are undergoing rapid growth and 'Westernization'. © 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77399
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dc.contributor.authorTaiPong, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorIris, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPiterman, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorCindy, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorLauder, Ien_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:31:28Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1998, v. 13 n. 3, p. 215-228en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0169-3816en_HK
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dc.description.abstractFor hundreds of years, Chinese societies have been living in extended family settings. However, the import of Western cultures and values are challenging the traditional Chinese practices in Hong Kong. This study assesses the community attitudes to living arrangements between elderly and their adult children in Hong Kong and to identify the factors which influence these attitudes. A random sample of 888 adult Hong Kong residents were telephone-interviewed. They were asked about their attitudes to living arrangements when they turned 60, if disabled and non-disabled. The relationship between these attitudes and the social and demographic characteristics of the respondents was also analyzed. Nearly 59% of the respondents preferred to live with their children if non-disabled. However, 43.5% of the respondents would be unlikely to want to live with their children if disabled. If non-disabled at 60, females, professionals or those who had lived overseas before preferred not to live with their children. Females also preferred not to live with their children if disabled at 60. Other factors, such as age, social class, education level and experience in living with elderly or looking after elderly had no effect on the respondents' preference. This study provides important information on the community attitudes to living arrangements between the elderly and their adult children in Hong Kong. These attitudes will shed light on the provision of housing and institutional care to elderly, as well as the family relationship and care pattern of the elderly in the future decades in Hong Kong and other communities which are undergoing rapid growth and 'Westernization'. © 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0169-3816en_HK
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dc.subjectAttitudesen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectElderlyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectLiving Arrangementen_HK
dc.titleCommunity attitudes toward living arrangements between the elderly and their adult children in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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