Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336076
Title:
Attitudes of young people to ageing and the elderly.
Authors:
Power, Brian
Citation:
Power, B., 1987. Attitudes of young people to ageing and the elderly. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.
Issue Date:
Mar-1987
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336076
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Throughout the research of the National Council for the Aged, various common themes emerge. One of these is the need for attitudinal change . In studies of elderly residents in rural and suburban neighbourhoods, those interviewed have revealed their attitudes towards themselves and their perceptions of the attitudes of the community towards them. This study represents, however, the first attempt by the Council to identify the views of ageing and. the elderly held by any other particular age group. Why did we choose young people of school-leaving age as the category to be studied? It was because of the realisation that the community in which they will spend their adult lives will contain an increasingly large proportion of people over sixty-five years of age. Their attitudes to the older generation and to the process of ageing itself will be an important· factor in the shaping of national policies. For this reason, we are anxious to .promote the design of an educational programme which will help young people to come to terms with the ageing process and develop positive attitudes towards the role that elderly people are capable of playing in the community. The study was carried out as a means towards this end and was visualised as part of the process of education of some young people in their appreciation of age and the process of ageing rather than as an end in itself.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; YOUNG PEOPLE; ATTITUDE; SURVEY
Series/Report no.:
Report; 16

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPower, Brianen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-25T11:07:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-25T11:07:22Z-
dc.date.issued1987-03-
dc.identifier.citationPower, B., 1987. Attitudes of young people to ageing and the elderly. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/336076-
dc.descriptionThroughout the research of the National Council for the Aged, various common themes emerge. One of these is the need for attitudinal change . In studies of elderly residents in rural and suburban neighbourhoods, those interviewed have revealed their attitudes towards themselves and their perceptions of the attitudes of the community towards them. This study represents, however, the first attempt by the Council to identify the views of ageing and. the elderly held by any other particular age group. Why did we choose young people of school-leaving age as the category to be studied? It was because of the realisation that the community in which they will spend their adult lives will contain an increasingly large proportion of people over sixty-five years of age. Their attitudes to the older generation and to the process of ageing itself will be an important· factor in the shaping of national policies. For this reason, we are anxious to .promote the design of an educational programme which will help young people to come to terms with the ageing process and develop positive attitudes towards the role that elderly people are capable of playing in the community. The study was carried out as a means towards this end and was visualised as part of the process of education of some young people in their appreciation of age and the process of ageing rather than as an end in itself.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries16en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectATTITUDEen_GB
dc.subjectSURVEYen_GB
dc.titleAttitudes of young people to ageing and the elderly.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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