Ethnic differences in stressors, resources, and psychological outcomes of family caregiving: A meta - analysis
Citation Pinquart, M., & Sorensen, S. (2005). Ethnic differences in stressors, resources, and psychological outcomes of family caregiving: A meta - analysis. The Gerontologist, 45(1), 90 - 106.
Design Meta - analysis
Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore ethnic differences in caregiver background variables, objective stressors, filial obligations beliefs, psychological and physical health.
Procedure Meta - analysis of 116 empirical studies
Outcomes Ethnic minority caregivers had a lower socioeconomic status, were younger, were less likely to be a spouse, and more likely to receive informal support. There were significant differences among the various groups in their use of formal services. Although many differences in resources, coping processes, and background variables are small, the results of this study support theoretical models suggesting that these differences should be considered in understanding ethnic differences in caregiver outcomes.
Author Pinquart, M., & Sorensen, S.