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ERIC Number: EJ908685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Measures for Assessing Student Attitudes toward Older People
Lin, Xiaoping; Bryant, Christina; Boldero, Jennifer
Educational Gerontology, v37 n1 p12-26 2011
Measuring medical and allied health students' attitudes towards older people has been identified as an important research area. The present study compared the use of implicit and explicit attitude measures. Sixty-five undergraduates completed one explicit measure, the Fraboni Scale of Ageism (FSA), (Fraboni, Saltstone, & Hughes, 1990) and one implicit measure, the Implicit Association Test. They had positive explicit and neutral implicit attitudes towards older people, suggesting more positive attitudes than previously reported. These attitudes were related but there were discrepancies. Because explicit measures are likely to be influenced by factors such as social desirability, the implicit measure might be a more reliable measure. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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