ERIC Number: ED263347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Attitude Differences in Public and Private Sector Rehabilitation toward Aging and Older Clients.
Bearden, Lisa J.
A study compared the differences among public and private sector rehabilitation professionals with respect to their attitudes toward aging, fear of aging, and involvement with older clients. Demographic variables of age, sex, race, and educational status were also examined. The study sample included 325 full-time, nonclerical employees of rehabilitation facilities in Alabama--156 private sector and 169 public sector employees. Chi-square analyses of data collected using a 25-item true-or-false survey instrument indicated that age, sex, and educational status were significantly different for the two groups, with age and educational status significantly higher in the public sector group and with more females indicated for the private sector. When the two groups were compared with respect to information on aging, fear of aging, and involvement with older clients, the only difference to emerge was related to involvement--more hours of involvement were indicated for the private sector professionals. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama