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ERIC Number: EJ807150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Is There a Double Standard of Aging?: Older Men and Women and Ageism
Narayan, Chetna
Educational Gerontology, v34 n9 p782-787 Sep 2008
This study was designed to determine current young adults' attitudes toward older adults and to explore, more specifically, whether they hold different attitudes towards older men and women. An additional objective was to examine the association between knowledge of aging processes and attitudes towards older adults. A total of 405 (210 males, 195 females) undergraduate students at a small Midwestern university were assessed on their attitudes toward an older male and an older female and on their knowledge of aging. Data analyses revealed that the participants showed more positive, rather than negative, attitudes towards older adults, and they rated older women significantly more positively than older men. No relationship was found between knowledge of aging processes and attitudes toward aging. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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