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What Makes Chinese Adult Children Behave Differently during Parents’ End of Life: A Discriminant Analysis of Macao Chinese

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Education Department, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macao SAR 999078, China
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Nursing and Health Education Research Centre, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macao SAR 999078, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(20), 10737; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010737
Received: 5 August 2021 / Revised: 1 October 2021 / Accepted: 6 October 2021 / Published: 13 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wellness and Health Promotion for the Older Adults)
The daily practice of filial piety (FP) is well prescribed under the traditional filial norms in the Chinese community. However, exploration of FP practices at the end of parents’ lives is limited. The current study explored the FP representation and good death preferences of Macao Chinese. A cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted and discriminant analysis was used to identify possible predictors of FP representation in the context of parents’ end of life. Results showed that Macao Chinese were inclined to perform most of the filial duties in the last journey of their parents. Among 705 participants, 150 (21.3%) tended to practice authoritarian FP, and 555 (78.7%) tended to practice reciprocal FP. Age, education, religion, and good death preferences were identified as predictors of different FP representation groups. The findings could help clinicians to obtain a preliminary perception of FP representation of Chinese patients and to determine the appropriate approach for end-of-life care from a family perspective. View Full-Text
Keywords: filial piety; end-of-life; general public; Macao; Chinese; discriminant analysis filial piety; end-of-life; general public; Macao; Chinese; discriminant analysis
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Ng, W.I.; Che, S.L.; Li, X.; Zhu, M.X. What Makes Chinese Adult Children Behave Differently during Parents’ End of Life: A Discriminant Analysis of Macao Chinese. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10737. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010737

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Ng WI, Che SL, Li X, Zhu MX. What Makes Chinese Adult Children Behave Differently during Parents’ End of Life: A Discriminant Analysis of Macao Chinese. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(20):10737. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010737

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Ng, Wai I., Sok L. Che, Xiang Li, and Ming X. Zhu 2021. "What Makes Chinese Adult Children Behave Differently during Parents’ End of Life: A Discriminant Analysis of Macao Chinese" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 20: 10737. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010737

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