IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(12): 1045-1049 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.602

A Comparative Study between Malaysian Chinese Women and Japanese Women Aged 65-75 on Their Experience and View on Ageing

Jin Kuan Kok and Yuet Ngor Yap
Abstract—This is a comparative study between Malaysian Chinese women and Japanese women aged 65-75 on their experience of ageing, daily activities engaged and views about growing old. Semi-structure questions were designed and a total of 32 women, 16 from each country were recruited for this study. Grounded theory methods were use to analysis the data obtained. The findings show that both groups of women actively engaged in doing exercise to stay healthy and they continue to participant in activities and meaningful relationships with family members and friends. Japanese women continue to engage in aesthetic pursuits, cultural activities and community services while Malaysian Chinese women were found to be more family oriented and have adopted a more traditional servicing and nurturing role.

Index Terms—Ageing, Japanese women, Malaysian women.

The authors are with the Department of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar Campus, Malaysia (e-mail: kokjk@utar.edu.my, yapyn@utar.edu.my).

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Cite: Jin Kuan Kok and Yuet Ngor Yap, " A Comparative Study between Malaysian Chinese Women and Japanese Women Aged 65-75 on Their Experience and View on Ageing," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1045-1049, 2015.

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