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Type: Journal article
Title: Experiences of Chinese immigrants and Anglo-Australians ageing in Australia: A cross-cultural perspective on successful ageing
Author: Soosai, J.
Ward, L.
Ziaian, T.
Citation: Journal of Health Psychology, 2010; 15(5 Sp Iss):697-706
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1359-1053
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Joanne Tan & Lynn Ward, Tahereh Ziaian
Abstract: This study explored the life experiences and views on successful ageing of older Australians. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 participants consisting of 10 Chinese-Australians and 11 Anglo-Australians, aged 55 to 78 years. Data were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Results revealed that both groups associated successful ageing with health and personal responsibility. Anglo-Australians regarded growing old gracefully and acceptance as important aspects of successful ageing, whereas Chinese-Australians valued financial security and an active lifestyle. The research highlights that a cross-cultural perspective is imperative for service delivery and policy development to promote the health and well-being of older Australians.
Keywords: culture; immigrants; Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA); older person; well-being
Rights: Copyright © 2010 SAGE Publications
RMID: 0020100298
DOI: 10.1177/1359105310368183
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