ERIC Number: EJ660801
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Young Adults' Stereotypes of Older Adults with Their Grandparents as the Targets.
Pecchioni, Loretta L.; Croghan, Jon M.
Journal of Communication, v52 n4 p715-30 Dec 2002
Examines the role of closeness in mediating young adults' stereotypes of older adults. Notes that young adults (college students less than 25 years old) consistently rate their closest grandparent more positively on exhibiting stereotypic behaviors and communicative ability than they do their least close grandparent. Concludes that although closeness does mediate young adults' stereotypes of older adults, it does not preclude them from providing negative evaluations of other older adults. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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