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Calhoun, Denise; Lee, Seung Bok – Educational Gerontology, 2019
As America's older population continues to grow, more individuals are experiencing cognitive decline in the United States. At the same time, we live in an age where technology has increasingly become an integral part of our daily lives. Although numerous studies have examined cognitive functions of older adults from a diverse range of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Computer Use
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Yamashita, Takashi; Keene, Jennifer, R.; Moonie, Sheniz, A.; Shen, Jay J.; Pharr, Jennifer, R.; Yoo, Ji Won – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Health literacy skills are known to be a key mediator of the relationship between education and health in the general population. However, one aspect of health literacy skills--individuals' actual literacy activities--remains understudied, especially among older adults. Health disparities that are driven by inequalities in education and level of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Older Adults, Correlation, Health
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Intrieri, Robert C.; Kurth, Maria L. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults in a sample of 271 Non-Hispanic White and African-American undergraduates. Research examining racial differences in knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults has been sparse. Results for the current…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Social Attitudes
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Wang, Renfeng; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Backer, Free; Triquet, Karen; Shihua, Li; Honghui, Pan; Thomas, Valerie; Lombaerts, Koen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The study aims to investigate the association of learning participation with the quality of life (QoL) in older Chinese adults, verifying how the differing types of learning activity participation may influence their QoL. We conducted two studies to gain a better understanding of learning participation and QoL among adults over 55 years of age. In…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Quality of Life, Older Adults, Asians
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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Roy, Ashley; Horth, Madison – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Past research has investigated the development of stereotypes surrounding race and gender in children; however, there is a lack of literature examining the development of children's stereotypes of older adults. In this study, 163 children from four grades: first (n = 44), fourth (n = 49), fifth (n = 35), and eighth (n = 35) completed a new…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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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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Afshar, Pouya Farokhnezhad; Foroughan, Mahshid; Vedadhir, AbouAli; Tabatabaei, Mahmoud Ghazi – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Social well-being and place attachment are two important concepts in health and quality of life of older adults. There are few studies on the relationship between these concepts at the individual level. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effect of place attachment dimensions on social well-being dimensions in older adults. This study was…
Descriptors: Well Being, Attachment Behavior, Social Influences, Older Adults
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Kim, Hyejin; Abell, Neil; Cheatham, Leah; Paek, Insu – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to validate a multidimensional measure assessing attitudes toward education for older adults. As the elderly population and the demands of education among older adults have increased, the engagement of social workers in educational settings for older adults has also increased. Therefore, assessing social workers'…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Adult Education, Older Adults, Educational Attitudes
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Tam, Maureen; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian; Buys, Laurie; Chui, Ernest – Educational Gerontology, 2017
This article is an overview and summary of the findings from a General Research Fund project funded (2012-2014) by the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong to investigate cross cultural understanding of ageing and learning by seniors in Hong Kong and Australia. Results have been published separately in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Qualitative Research
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Chien, Hung-Ju; Tann, D. B. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The aim of the Multigenerational Learning Program (MLP) is to increase multigenerational interactions through activities, which will help all learners including middle aged to older adults, university students, and children to improve multigenerational understanding, and increase their positive attitudes toward each other. The MLP activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Participant Characteristics, Learning Activities
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Papadopoulos, Charilaos; Jager, Johnna M. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a strength-training program combined with an educational intervention on resistance-training knowledge, adherence, psychological parameters, and functionality in older individuals residing in assisted living facilities. Twenty-four (mean age: 83.8 ± 8.0 years) participants were divided into…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Fitness, Health Related Fitness, Statistical Analysis
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Limiñana-Gras, Rosa M.; Colodro-Conde, Lucía; Cuéllar-Flores, Isabel; Sánchez-López, M. Pilar – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The goal of this study is to investigate the efficacy of psychoeducational interventions geared to reducing psychological distress for caregivers in a sample of 90 family caregivers of elderly dependent (78 women and 12 men). We conducted an analysis of the statistical and clinical significance of the changes observed in psychological health…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychoeducational Methods, Mental Health, Counseling Techniques
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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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Chen, Li-Kuang; Wang, Shan Tair – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Policies, practices, and studies have long been focused on nonformal learning for older adults as if this were the only learning context for grey populations. In fact, today more elderly adults participate in degree-conferring programs. It is important to explore why formal learning environments attract the elderly. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Students, Student Motivation, Enrollment
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Haynes, Carion R. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is steadily increasing among the baby boom population. Among this population, there is a gap between knowledge and behavioral choices. HIV risk perception is multifaceted and shaped by different sociodemographic factors. Baby boomers' perception of risk and sociocognitive determinates that impact their decision…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Baby Boomers, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior
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