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Caregiving and Carereceiving Relationships of Older South Asians / Christine Dobbs; Vanessa Burholt

GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, Volume: 23, Issue: 4, Pages: 215 - 225

Swansea University Author: Dobbs, Christine

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<p>We explored the relationships in two societies between prevailing family values, the provision and receipt of help (functional solidarity), and emotional closeness (affective solidarity). The sample comprised Indian Gujaratis and Punjabis, and Bangladeshi Sylhetis living in the Un...

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Published in: GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
ISSN: 1662-9647 1662-971X
Published: 2010
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6873
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Abstract: <p>We explored the relationships in two societies between prevailing family values, the provision and receipt of help (functional solidarity), and emotional closeness (affective solidarity). The sample comprised Indian Gujaratis and Punjabis, and Bangladeshi Sylhetis living in the United Kingdom or in South Asia (<em>n </em>= 572, age = 55+). Most relationships were independent of caregiving or carereceipt. Help was more likely to be provided by sons than daughters, although more daughters provided help to older Punjabis in the UK than in South Asia. Emotional closeness was related to functional solidarity for Punjabis (both areas), and Sylhetis (UK). In conclusion, there were differences between South Asian groups in the extent to which they acculturate, remain separate, or enculturate in the host society.</p>
Keywords: migrants, care provision, emotional closeness, South Asia, functional exchange
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 4
Start Page: 215
End Page: 225