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dc.contributor.advisorOyebode, Jan
dc.contributor.advisorQuinn, Catherine
dc.contributor.advisorBreen, Liz
dc.contributor.authorBifarin, Oladayo O.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-06T15:06:20Z
dc.date.available2024-02-06T15:06:20Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19796
dc.description.abstractAim: As the ageing population in China increases, support required from family caregivers for older relatives living with long-term health conditions also increases. This being so, this thesis explored the experiences and perceptions of current and prospective family caregivers, under the culture of Xiao (孝; filial piety). Design and Methods: Phase 1 was conducted with 19 Chinese students using 3 focus groups to gain greater familiarity with the culture and inform the main study (Phase 2). Adopting a social constructivist philosophical position, data for Phase 2 were obtained from three generational sub-samples: only-children affected by the One-Child Policy (OCP), parents affected by OCP, and family caregivers in the workforce, totaling 23 participants through virtual in-depth interviews with participants in mainland China. Interviews were translated, transcribed, and analysed using reflective thematic analysis. Findings and Conclusion: Phase 1 confirmed the centrality of the concept of Xiao to attitudes and beliefs around future caregiving for parents. Phase 2 findings’ overarching theme was ‘Competing pressures’, which comprised of three inextricably linked themes: (i) Caregiving beliefs, (ii) Contextual factors, and (iii) Caregiving conditions. Participants expressed meaningful desires to fulfil obligations, reflecting value-based convictions, stemming from their socio-cultural environment. Stressors experienced reveals structural and personal barriers to seeking support. Ultimately, extensive demands and limited coping strategies could diminish meaning in caregiving. This thesis makes a novel contribution on perceptions and experiences of family caregivers of older relatives within China as a collectivist society. Findings have implications for research, policy, and practice, highlighting the need for culturally attuned services to build resilience.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectFilial Piety - Xiaoen_US
dc.subjectPerson-centred careen_US
dc.subjectSelf-construalen_US
dc.subjectCaregiver identityen_US
dc.subjectCaregiving processen_US
dc.subjectFamily caregiversen_US
dc.subjectValue-based service designen_US
dc.subjectLong-term careen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectOlder peopleen_US
dc.titleIntersections between culture, sociodemographic change and caring: a qualitative study of current and prospective family caregivers in mainland China.en_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Health Studiesen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2022
refterms.dateFOA2024-02-06T15:06:20Z


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