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Research on Social Studies

Edited By Mehmet Ali İçbay, Hasan Arslan and Frederic Jacobs

This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The topics in the book include a wide range of studies from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teachers’ image on newspapers, from the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level to the role of organizational silence on the academicians’ loneliness in the working life.

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Challenges of research on the subject of elder abuse



1. Introduction

Elder abuse includes various kinds of violent behaviours aimed at elder individuals by their relatives or other people taking care of them and is among today’s most pressing problems encountered by the elderly. It is indicated that elder abuse is the cause of death in approximately 2500 elderly individuals in Europe every year (World Health Organization, 2011) and approximately 200000 elderly individuals in Turkey are victims of violence and abuse today (Tufan, 2011).

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