ERIC Number: EJ1045835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Changing Millennials' Attitude toward Older Adults
Branscum, Anne Y.; Sciaraffa, Mary A.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 105 n1 p18-22 2013
The members of the Millennial Generation (born between 1981-1999) are now graduating from college and obtaining their first post-graduate positions. For many Millennials, this will be the first professional interaction they have with mature adults. This study surveyed the attitudes of the Millennial Generation using the Multidimensional Attitudes Toward Older Adults Scale (MATOAS) (Iwasaki, 2006). The objective was to assess younger adult attitudes toward older adults. This study concluded that negative attitudes toward older adults prevailed among younger adults. Techniques for educators and supervisors to increase positive and decrease negative attitudes toward older adults are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults, Young Adults, Negative Attitudes, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Likert Scales, Generational Differences, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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