Assessing Attitudes Toward the Elderly: Polizzi'S Refined Version of the Aging Semantic Differential

by Kenneth G. Polizzi
Educational Gerontology ()


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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