Elderly Abuse: An Exploratory Study of Elderly Members of the South Asian Community in the Greater Toronto Area
Ammar NH* and Zaidi A
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
- Corresponding Author:
- Ammar NH
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 06, 2015 Accepted date: December 18, 2015 Published date: December 23, 2015
Citation: Ammar NH, Zaidi A (2015) Elderly Abuse: An Exploratory Study of Elderly Members of the South Asian Community in the Greater Toronto Area. Arts Social Sci J 6:150. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000150
Copyright: © 2015 Ammar NH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper through collaborative research with a community-based organization explores the trends and characteristics of elderly abuse (physical, psychological and financial) in the South Asian community of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The data is based on a survey containing both open and close-ended questions where fiftyseven South Asian men and women over the age of 65 participated. While the findings are not generalizable due to the small sample, nevertheless a number of interesting trends emerged regarding how and what variables influence the presence or absence of abuse among elderly immigrant South Asians.