Filial piety, caregiving appraisal, and caregiving burden

Daniel W. L. Lai*

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    This study examined the effects of filial piety on the appraisal of caregiving burden by Chinese-Canadian family caregivers. A quantitative telephone survey was used as the research design for this study. A total of 339 randomly selected Canadian-Chinese family caregivers of elderly were interviewed by telephone. A hypothesized model denoting both the direct and indirect effects of filial piety on caregiving burden was tested using structural equation modeling. While stressors and appraisal factors reported direct predicting effects on caregiving burden, filial piety indirectly affected caregiving burden by altering appraisals of the caregiver role. Filial piety served as a protective function to reduce the negative effects of stressors and to enhance the positive effect of appraisal factors on caregiving burden.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)200-223
    Number of pages24
    JournalResearch on Aging
    Issue number2
    Early online date13 Nov 2009
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Chinese
    • Canadian
    • caregiving
    • appraisal
    • filial piety
    • immigrant
    • caregiver


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