Financial Interdependence among Malay Older People in the Community: An interpretative phenomenological analysis


  • Ahmad Shahir Abdul Mutalib
  • Akehsan Haji Dahlan
  • Ajau Danis



This study explores the practice of financial interdependence among Malay older people who live in the community in Malaysia. Eleven Malay older people participated in this qualitative study by an in-depth interview. The data was analyzed using six stages of the interpretative phenomenological analysis. Two main themes emerged from the interview transcripts are issues regarding living expenses and financial assistance. Financial interdependence is one of the most effective ways for the Malay older people in the community in Malaysia to adapt their retired status, to achieve maximum life satisfaction and productivity thereby improving their overall quality of life.

Keywords: Financial interdependence, Older people, Quality of life, Interpretative phenomenological analysis

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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Abdul Mutalib, A. S., Haji Dahlan, A., & Danis, A. (2017). Financial Interdependence among Malay Older People in the Community: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 135-140.