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We undertook the present study to provide formative research regarding Latinas’ orientation to the caregiver role and the cultural beliefs that shape their caregiving experiences.
We chose as a guiding framework for our study because religion is intertwined with Mexican culture.
In-depth interviewing techniques can be especially effective in revealing both the emotional and the symbolic meanings of elder caregiving that are not detected in typical survey approaches ( Knight & Sayegh, 2010 ).
The site for our study was East Los Angeles, California (East LA), an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County geographically located east of Downtown Los Angeles.
The aims of this article are to (a) describe views of the caregiver role among U.
S.-born and immigrant Mexican women caregivers living in Southern California; and (b) examine how these views align by nativity.Although caregiving research has been conducted in racial/ethnic populations, the majority of caregiving research has included homogenous samples of Latinos or African Americans ( Dilworth-Anderson, Williams, & Gibson, 2002 ), resulting in an inability to assess within-group characteristics ( Pinquart & Sörensen, 2005 ).