Reference : Attitudes towards ageing in elder care
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15110
Attitudes towards ageing in elder care
English
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Ferring, Dieter mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Friser, Jean-Paul mailto []
Jul-2013
Psychology & Health
Routledge
28
SI Supplement: 1
58-58
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0887-0446
Abingdon
United Kingdom
27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
from 16-07-2013 to 20-07-2013
European Health Psychology Society
Bordeaux
France
[en] attitutes ; ageing ; elder care ; informal carers ; professional carers ; well-being
[en] Background: The present study examined if attitudes towards ageing depend on own experiences with old and frail persons.
Methods: The sample comprised N = 127 participants in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (85 female, 42 male; mean age: M = 46.49, SD = 18.61), subdivided in three groups: professional carers, informal carers, and individuals who had never provided old-age care. Participants were asked to indicate their views about age in general and their expectations about their own ageing by use of a semi-structured questionnaire.
Findings: Professional and informal carers indicated a higher age as starting point of old age compared to non-carers. Further, professional carers mentioned more negative and less positive features of old age and had more concrete expectations about their own ageing compared to other participants.
Discussion: Results are discussed with regard to the relevance of attitudes towards ageing for individuals’ well-being and for their caregiving for elderly persons.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15110
10.1080/08870446.2013.810851

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