ERIC Number: ED311750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Have College Student Attitudes toward Older People Changed?
Schwalb, Susan J.; And Others
The attitudes of college freshmen toward older people were assessed in a 1979 study using the Situational Attitude Scale-Age. The same measure was used again in 1988 on a similar sample of freshmen. The combined samples consisted of 412 students, 51% female and 49% male. Results were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance at the .05 level with year (1979 vs 1988) and gender as main effects. In seven out of 10 of the situations, the samples responded differently depending on the form of the instrument that they received. Results indicate that older people are still not equally accepted in many situations. Suggestions for improved student education and programming are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.