Type Here to Get Search Results !

Socio-Demographic Correlates and Preventive Measures of Elder Abuse in Imo East Senatorial District of Imo State



Background to the Study
 Elder abuse is a major social and public health problem affecting the aged in the globe. Ola and Olalekan (2012) stated that elder abuse in domestic setting constitute a major social and public health problem suffered by men and women of sixty years and above across the boundaries of culture, religion, class and ethnicity. Elder abuse as observed by Bartley (2011) means harmful act toward the adult, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect including self-neglect. The problem of elder abuse is largely hidden under the shroud of family secrecy. The signs of elder abuse are not recognized, leading to gross under reporting (Wyandt, 2004). As the population of the aged in both developed and developing countries continues to grow because of family planning and higher standard of living, elder abuse is still an issue that must not be ignored. Elder abuse is a growing social and public health problem that does not receive the level of concern it deserves in the light of the devastating effect on the aged and other family members. Internationally there is under reporting of elder abuse. This statement is buttressed by Profile on Aging, (1998) who stated that globally, there is gross under reporting of elder abuse. The aged are being abused on daily basis because of their frailty and dependency on family members and caregivers (Chiskin, 2014). National Council on Ageing and Older People –NCAOP (2009) estimated after her study on elder abuse prevalence study in United States that elder abuse occurred in the communities between 1 per cent to 5 per cent of the population aged 60 years and older. Locally, Nigeria is one of the countries where the elders are being abused. National Population Commission–NPC (2006), observed that Nigeria is not left out in elder abuse issue. Mudiare (2013) unveiled in her elder abuse incidence study carried out in Lagos, titled ‘Elders Also Cry’; that there is higher incidence of elder abuse in Nigeria despite the respect elders command. Though from 2006, there has been intensification of awareness of abuse as a public and social issue emanating in most Nigerian cities from the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, yet, elder abuse is still to receive the appropriate attention it deserves from the society and the government (NPC, 2006).

Project detailsContents
Number of Pages92 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
Available documentPDF and MS-word format


All  listed topics on our website are available project materials in PDF and MS word files, well supervised and approved by lecturers who are intellectual in their various fields of discipline,  documented to assist you with complete, quality and well organized researched work.  if you can't find what you're looking for feel free to contact us.

Feel free to contact us chat with us on WhatsApp
Hello, How can I help you? ...
Click me to start the chat...