—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.
—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:
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.