TitleSelf-Views of Aging and Well-Being Among Taiwanese Older Adults: The Context of Filial Piety and Living Arrangements
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKo, H-J, Cheng, Y-P, Fox, PA, Bleech, HM, Hooker, K
EditorYeh, K-H
Book TitleAsian Indigenous Psychologies in the Global Context
Pagination277 - 309
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN Number978-3-319-96231-3

Individuals’ contextual resources can shape self-views of aging (Diehl, et al., 34:93–113, 2014). In Taiwan, filial piety is a cultural contextual resource that continues to evolve in the midst of increasing agism (Yeh, Yi, Tsao, & Wan, 28:277–296, 2013). This chapter presents two studies examining how filial piety and intergenerational living arrangements relate to self-views of aging and well-being among Taiwanese older adults. Positive self-views of aging are contingent on one’s physical health and are discussed in the family context, such as reducing the burden for children and accommodating changes in filial piety. Moreover, reciprocal filial piety and adjusted intergenerational living belief are associated with higher life satisfaction. This chapter suggests that the incorporation of Asian psychological concepts of the self and filial piety would complement Western