International Journal of Caring Sciences, vol.14, no.1, pp.458-475, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
Objective: This descriptive study was planned to assess the positive and negative ageist attitudes of individuals
over the age of 18 years through social media, to determine the associated factors, and to develop suggestions.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in June 2020 through social media with the participation of
328 individuals over the age of 18 years. Data were collected using the Positive and Negative Ageism Scale
(PNAS) and an information form. Data were evaluated using means, percentages, standard deviation, and
ANOVA and Tukey tests.
Results: The mean total Positive and Negative Ageism Scale (PNAS) score was 90.29 ± 8.36.
Conclusion: Educational status was found to have affected the mean PNAS total and subscores.