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Loneliness Experiences of Hmong Older Adults: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study

Abstract Approximately 89 million Americans will be age 65 and older by 2050 in the United States. This older adult population is especially vulnerable to loneliness as a result of numerous age-related risk factors including loss of social support and declining health. In addition to these common risk factors, refugee older adults may face increased loneliness as a consequence of war-related trauma, loss, and marginalized cultural values in their host country. Despite their heightened vulnerabilities to loneliness, the experiences of refugee older adults remain understudied.

This is the first study aimed at understanding the loneliness experiences of community-dwelling Hmong older adults, an ethnic group resettled in the United States as refugees o... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Vang, Cindy (Author) / Jackson, Kelly F (Advisor) / Lee, Serge (Committee member) / Lopez, Kristina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Aging / Hmong / Intersectionality / Loneliness / Older adults / Refugees
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 196 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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