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Content Analysis of Elder Abuse Cases Reported in Selected Regional News Papers


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1 Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Lam, Guntur (A.P.), India
2 College of Community Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur (A.P.), India
     

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The aim of the study is to do content analysis pertaining to elder abuse. 80 articles related to elder abuse were analysed from 2018 to 2019 to study the reasons for elder abuse. The information collected was analyzed using frequencies and percentages.The result revealed that different types of elder abuse were found as physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect and abandonment. The reasons for elder abuse were found as psychological and emotional abuse (56.25%), abuse by care givers (24.16%) mistreatment by their own children (14.32%) and improper medication (5.27 %).

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News papers, Elder abuse, Senior citizen
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Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Lam, Guntur (A.P.), India
L. Uma Devi
College of Community Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur (A.P.), India

Abstract


The aim of the study is to do content analysis pertaining to elder abuse. 80 articles related to elder abuse were analysed from 2018 to 2019 to study the reasons for elder abuse. The information collected was analyzed using frequencies and percentages.The result revealed that different types of elder abuse were found as physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect and abandonment. The reasons for elder abuse were found as psychological and emotional abuse (56.25%), abuse by care givers (24.16%) mistreatment by their own children (14.32%) and improper medication (5.27 %).

Keywords


News papers, Elder abuse, Senior citizen

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