A Study on Typology and the Casual factors of Elderly-abuse

노인학대 유형화 및 유형결정요인 연구

  • Lee, Yun-Kyung (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs) ;
  • Kim, Mee-Hye (Graduate School of Social Welfare, Ewha Woman's University)
  • 이윤경 (한국보건사회연구원) ;
  • 김미혜 (이화여대 사회복지대학원)
  • Received : 2008.08.31
  • Accepted : 2008.10.31
  • Published : 2008.11.30


The objectives of this study are developing the new types of elderly abuse and finding the variables affecting the new elderly abuse type. And This is at suggesting the intervention strategies preventing the elderly abuse. The 350 cases of elderly abuse reported in Elder Protection Agency was analysed. Data is analyzed by using statistical techniques including cluster analysis and logit-regression. New type of elderly abuse is "violent elderly abuse" and "avoiding elderly abuse". Violent elderly abuse is very connected with directly violence speech and behavior and avoiding elderly abuse is connected with neglect and abandonment, self-neglect. The elderly's instrumental activity of daily living and education, the offender's sex and education and living together type of the elderly - the offender, and the offender's care burden are the casual factors of the new type of elderly abuse. Based on the results, the various service programmes for the abused elderly is developed and implemented.