PREDICTIVE FACTORS OF CARING BEHAVIORS AMONG CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE IN THE ELDERLY CARE CENTERS

Authors

  • Chutrudee Parayat Faculty of Nursing, Bangkokthonburi University
  • Suthida Theerapitayanon Faculty of Nursing, Bangkokthonburi University
  • Rujapa Jiamtanopachai Faculty of Nursing, Bangkokthonburi University
  • Utaiwan Thienfaidee Faculty of Nursing, Bangkokthonburi University

Keywords:

caring behaviors, caregivers, attitude towards the elderly, knowledge

Abstract

           This predictive research aimed at determining the predictive factors of caring behaviors among caregivers of elderly people in the elderly care centers. The samples were selected by the purposive selection total of 100 subjects from 7 the elderly care centers. Research instruments included the questionnaires of personal data, the caring behaviors scale, the attitude towards the elderly people scale, and the knowledge of the elderly care scale. Their reliabilities were .93, .92, and .81 respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression analysis.  

           The results showed that the sample had the mean score of caring behaviors at a very good level (M = 4.50, SD = 0.59) and found that only a positive attitude towards the elderly could predicted the caring behaviors among caregivers with accounted for 56.6 percent of variance explained at the level of .05 (F (1, 94) = 122.378, p = .000, R = .752, R2 = .566, R2Adjusted = .561). These findings suggested that administrators of the elderly care center should encourage caregivers to have a positive attitude towards the elderly so that the elderly people receive caring.

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Published

2021-06-24

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Parayat, C. ., Theerapitayanon , S. ., Jiamtanopachai, R., & Thienfaidee, U. . (2021). PREDICTIVE FACTORS OF CARING BEHAVIORS AMONG CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE IN THE ELDERLY CARE CENTERS. JOURNAL OF THE POLICE NURSES, 13(1), 43–51. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/policenurse/article/view/244582

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