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ERIC Number: EJ1012014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Social Workers' Attitudes toward Older Adults: A Review of the Literature
Wang, Donna; Chonody, Jill
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n1 p150-172 2013
Ageist attitudes toward older adults have been recognized as barriers to recruiting and training competent social workers. This article provides a systematic review of the literature that focused on social workers' and social work students' attitudes toward older adults and working with older adults. The authors sought empirical studies that used an attitudinal measure of ageism with a social work sample, and a total of 20 articles met the criteria. Characteristics of the studies' participants, methodology, instruments, and results were evaluated. This article discusses the findings and offers implications for future research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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