ERIC Number: EJ722024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reference Count: 10
Perspectives on Elder Abuse and Neglect in Brazil
Bezerra-Flanders, Wilson; Clark, Jennifer C.
Educational Gerontology, v32 n1 p63-72 Jan 2006
In a sample of 70 Brazilian participants (46 females and 24 males) who responded to the cross-cultural survey on family violence and abuse, nearly half of the participants provided no examples of extreme, moderate, or mild elder abuse. In the sample of responses that were provided, the most commonly cited form of abuse overall was psychological neglect, followed by neglect/abandonment. Although forms of physical aggression were mentioned less often than forms of neglect, the older the participants were, the more frequently they identified physical aggression as abusive.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Violence, Elder Abuse, Aggression, Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil