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Ethnicity and aging

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Giordano, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992

Abstract:

Ethnicity means peoplehood. Ethnicity involves a sense of commonality or community derived from networks of family relations that have preserved experiences across several generations. Ethnicity includes the culture of people & is a major determinant of values, attitudes, perceptions, needs, modes of expression, behaviour, & industry. Previous research has indicated that ethnocultural features are carried into second, third, & even fourth generations; implications for the emotional adjustment of aged persons are discussed.


Further Details

Pages: 23-37
Volume: 18
Issue: 1-2
Accession Number: 3.4.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: olderemotional adjustmentemotionalcultureethnic identity
Reads: 184
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