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ASSESSING ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ELDERLY: POLIZZI'S REFINED VERSION OF THE AGING SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL

by Kenneth G. Polizzi
Educational Gerontology ()

Abstract

Undergraduates (n=300) assessed adults aged 70-85 using a revised Aging Semantic Differential. Factor analyses indicated that addition of new adjective pairs and removal of old ones updated the instrument. Principal component analyses revealed four-factor structures for elderly men and elderly women, indicating gender differences in attitudes. (Contains 18 references.) (SK)

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