Filial piety, caregiving appraisal, and caregiving Burden

Wing Leung Lai

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This study examined the effects of filial piety on the appraisal of caregiving burden by Chinese-Canadian family caregivers. A quantitative telephone survey was used as the research design for this study. A total of 339 randomly selected Canadian-Chinese family caregivers of elderly were interviewed by telephone. A hypothesized model denoting both the direct and indirect effects of filial piety on caregiving burden was tested using structural equation modeling. While stressors and appraisal factors reported direct predicting effects on caregiving burden, filial piety indirectly affected caregiving burden by altering appraisals of the caregiver role. Filial piety served as a protective function to reduce the negative effects of stressors and to enhance the positive effect of appraisal factors on caregiving burden.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-223
Number of pages24
JournalResearch on Aging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Canadians
  • Caregivers
  • Caregiving
  • Caregiving appraisal
  • Chinese
  • Filial piety
  • Immigrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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