Drinking Culture of Elderly Korean Immigrants in Canada: A Focus Group Study

  title={Drinking Culture of Elderly Korean Immigrants in Canada: A Focus Group Study},
  author={Wooksoo Kim},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology},
  • Wooksoo Kim
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
  • The purpose of this study was to explore the drinking culture of elderly Korean immigrants in Canada. Using a focus group approach, qualitative data were collected from 19 elderly Korean immigrants (14 men; 5 women) residing in Canada. Data were analyzed using the techniques of grounded theory. The findings indicated that elderly Korean immigrants did not dramatically change their understanding of drinking or their ways of drinking. Instead, they modified their drinking behavior in accordance… CONTINUE READING

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