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Kurth, Maria L.; Intrieri, Robert C. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, ageism, and attitudes toward aging in undergraduate recreation and law enforcement majors. Past research with psychology, social work, and nursing majors showed that greater knowledge of aging was related to fewer ageist attitudes and beliefs. The results showed that law enforcement students possessed…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Recreation, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes
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Ross, Linda; Jennings, Paul; Williams, Brett – Educational Gerontology, 2016
As the population ages, so does the number of older patients encountered by paramedics. It is vital that paramedics are adequately prepared to meet the unique and growing needs of these patients. Experience and education play key roles in the formation of attitudes that impact behavior, and ultimately patient care. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Older Adults, Patients, Student Experience
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Joshi, Gungeet; Gezan, Salvador; Delisle, Tony; Stopka, Christine; Pigg, Morgan; Tillman, Mark – Educational Gerontology, 2015
As the older adult population increases, the healthcare system is experiencing a shortage of professional health care providers and caregivers. Consequently, the role of family to serve as caregivers will expand to care for older relatives at home. Thus, a larger proportion of adult children will become caregivers, including young adults enrolled…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Caregivers, Intention
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McCleary, Roseanna – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This study evaluated whether two evidence-based methods used collaboratively, intergenerational colearning and use of films/documentaries in an educational context, enhanced knowledge levels and attitudes toward older adults in nursing, social work, and other allied profession students. Students participated in a gerontology film festival where…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Cooperative Learning, Films, Documentaries
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Chase, Carla A. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Intergenerational interactions have demonstrated some success at improving attitudes of college students toward older adults. This quasiexperimental study involved undergraduate college students paired with older adults for a six-week e-mail exchange. Student attitudes toward older adults were measured pre- and posttest with Polizzi's revised…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Intervention, Student Attitudes