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Factors Associated With Informal Carers’ Preference Not To Be Involved In Caring

Orbell, S and Gilles, B (1993) 'Factors Associated With Informal Carers’ Preference Not To Be Involved In Caring.' The Irish Journal of Psychology, 14 (1). 99 - 109. ISSN 0303-3910

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Factors associated with a preference not to be involved in informal caring were investigated in a cross-sectional survey of informal care-givers to elderly people (n=108). Carers were identified by a preliminary screening survey of 2,689 members of the general population. Correlational analyses revealed significant associations between a preference to cease caring and age of elderly dependant, behaviour problems, carers’ social support, perceived caring self-competence and care work satisfaction. Hierarchical regression of these five factors explained 42% of variance in the measure of preference not to be involved in caring. The findings suggest that whilst behaviour problems exhibited by elderly dependants are associated with caring intentions, a fuller explanation of caring outcomes requires examination of satisfactions derived from fulfilling the caring role. © 1993, Psychological Society of Ireland. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 18:33
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