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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Casey, Melissa; Randall, Logan; Isaacson, Charlena; Bell, Michaela; Fox, Heidi; Stephenson, Kathryn; Scott, Alexus; LaFond, Ashton; Seccomb, Emma; Tadday, Brittany – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to provide an intergenerational exchange as undergraduate students taking an introductory Psychology of Aging course, interviewed and watched films with older adult participants (N = 13) residing in an assisted living community. The undergraduate researchers (N = 10) conducted and transcribed interviews,…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Undergraduate Students, Aging (Individuals)
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Smith, Justin L.; Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study investigated a sample of California elementary, intermediate, and high school employed teachers (N = 247) to assess the effects of retirement perceptions on career commitment among teachers who are in different age groupings. Using path analysis, the influence of five retirement perceptions variables was examined: concerns about…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Investigations, Retirement, Retirement Benefits
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Soubelet, Andrea – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The goal of the current project was to examine whether engaging in social activity may moderate or mediate the relation between age and cognitive functioning. A large age range sample of adults performed a variety of cognitive tests and completed a social activities questionnaire. Results did not support the moderator hypothesis, as age…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Role, Social Cognition, Models
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Foster, Thomas; Kreider, Val – Educational Gerontology, 2009
Recent trends in counselor education are moving away from a standardized academic track in gerocounseling. We propose three types of academic models (integrated in-house, out-of-house, and combined) that provide greater academic freedom to counselor education faculty who wish to construct a gero-specialization specific in their program.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Educational Gerontology
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Hultsch, David F. – Educational Gerontology, 1977
It is argued that wheather the course of cognitive development is characterized by growth, stability, or decline is less a matter of the metamodel on which the theories and data are based. Such metamodels are representations of reality that are not empirically testable. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Age Differences, Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Processes
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Andrulis, Richard S.; Bush, David – Educational Gerontology, 1977
Adult males (N=90) ages 25 to 58 were individually tested with three cognitive style measures. Error scores on the MFF (Matching Familiar Figures Test) are a better predictor of test performance than are latencies. Presented at the 84th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., 1976. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Ability, Comparative Analysis, Educational Gerontology
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Seltzer, Mildred M. – Educational Gerontology, 1977
Tests were administered to learn what academic experiences might be most effective in changing negative attitudes and stereotypes about older people and influencing one's perception of one's own eventual aging as well as the aging of one's family members. Results suggest the faculty and learning environment are important. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Educational Gerontology
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Daniel, David E.; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1977
Those in the 60+ age category possess value orientations toward education that are quite different from those of younger adults. The older adults' value orientation toward education and those institutional characteristics that attract them to continue educational pursuits are identified and discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Attitude Change, Educational Gerontology
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Wasserman, Ira M. – Educational Gerontology, 1976
Data found the overall interest in various types of college courses among the elderly is quite low and age is strongly related to course interest. Results suggest policy makers should be cautious in funding educational programs for the elderly, and should focus programs on individuals under 70 years of age. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Educational Gerontology, Higher Education
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Keitz, Suzanne M.; Gounard, Beverley Roberts – Educational Gerontology, 1976
Prior research has shown that adults generally remember pictorial stimuli better than printed words. The present study was designed to determine whether memory for these two visual modes might be differentially affected by age. These results indicate that memory processes in the elderly differ quantitatively and not qualitatively. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Processes, Educational Gerontology, Gerontology
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Whitley, Esstoya; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1976
Since 1968, the Adopted Grandparents program has been part of the curriculum for pupils enrolled at P. K. Yonge Laboratory School. Residents of a nearby nursing home are "adopted grandparents." The director reports that interaction with the children has had positive effects on the adopted grandparents. The children enjoy the experience. (Author/NG)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cross Age Teaching, Educational Gerontology, Elementary School Students
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Winn, Francis J., Jr.; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1976
A group of young and elderly females were tested on a paired-associate task. The results indicated that older individuals made more intrusion errors on the CVCs high in AV on the Glaze norms but low on the Archer norms. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Educational Gerontology
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Duncan, Marvin E.; Bass, Ronald K. – Educational Gerontology, 1981
Attitudinal information was collected from two groups to compare the attitudes of older adults and younger adults toward educational media. Results indicated no basic differences in attitudes toward educational media between the two groups. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Blake, Brian F.; Lawton, M. Powell – Educational Gerontology, 1980
Perceived community function (PCF) provides a model for assessing the role of environmental attributes in individual well-being. Subjects over 60 viewed health and nutritional programs as maintenance functions, while turning to senior centers for both maintenance and recreation. Delivery systems must consider the different expectations of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Community Role, Community Services, Delivery Systems
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McMahon, Betty J.; Ames, Barbara D. – Educational Gerontology, 1983
Explored the use of adult education programing in addressing the needs of 50 midlife caregivers. Results showed younger respondents had more requests for information. Information related to the aging process was of greatest concern. Instructional methods that allowed personal interaction were selected for content areas of a personal nature. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Educational Gerontology, Educational Needs