Individual and community attitudes toward financial elder abuse

Tijana Mihaljcic, Georgina Johanna Lowndes

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This study investigated attitudes toward financial elder abuse by sections of the Australian community using three focus groups, including Aged Care Workers, Older Adults, and Younger Adults. Participants were provided discussion cues prior to their focus group (i.e., What is financially abusive behavior? Why does it occur? How can it be prevented?). Two researchers authenticated the transcripts and identified micro- and macro-level themes within and across the groups. The study revealed a range of similar, different, and individual attitudes expressed across the groups, which could be used to develop a survey for a broader investigation of the role of individual attitudes and social/cultural norms in financial elder abuse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183 - 203
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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