ERIC Number: EJ355303
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Children's Perceptions of Old People.
Dobrosky, Barbara J.; Bishop, James M.
Educational Gerontology, v12 n5 p429-39 1986
Fourth and fifth grade students wrote essays on what "an old person" meant to them. Content analysis revealed anticipated categories and response frequencies. Emphasizes the implications of using non-directive methods critiquing the biasing and non-comparable methods commonly used. Urges ensuring that attitudes are measured in terms of children's own cognitive constructions rather than those of researchers. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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