Journal article

Perspectives on successful ageing: The views of Chinese older adults living in Australia on what it means to age well

Jane Hui Chian Teh, Laura JE Brown, Christina Bryant

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: High immigration has resulted in a culturally diverse ageing population. This study aims to examine the meaning of successful ageing among late-life immigrants ageing in a new cultural environment. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews focused on the subjective experience of ageing well were conducted with 11 Chinese older adults who had moved to Australia in later life. Interviews were conducted in participants' native language and analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Eleven themes were identified. A collectivist cultural ideal relating to avoiding burden to children underpinned a number of themes, including the importance of good health and financial security. Preferences r..

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