Determination of the Discrimination Attitudes of Individuals Over 18 Years Old towards Elderly Population.

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Yıldız E. , Erdem N.

International Journal of Caring Sciences, vol.14, no.1, pp.458-475, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Caring Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-475


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.