The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between ethnic identity/ethnicity and perceptions of elder abuse among future mandated reporters, using the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) and eight elder abuse scenarios in a sample of 197 students in Health Care Administration, Nursing, and Social Work. Results indicated a significant relationship between ethnic identity and the perceptions of elder abuse among future mandated reporters. There were no significant differences among ethnic groups, majors, or age groups on the overall perceptions of abuse. Students had significantly different perceptions depending on abuse types. Neglect was the least obvious abuse type. There was a significant difference in reporting attitudes among majors. Social Work and Nursing majors were more likely to report elder abuse cases compared to students in Health Care Administration. Recommendation for education and future research are included.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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