Article (Scientific journals)
Multidimensionality of Younger and Older Adults' Age Stereotypes: The Interaction of Life Domain and Adjective Dimension
Kuhlmann, Beatrice G.; Kornadt, Anna Elena; Bayen, Ute J. et al.
2017In Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 72 (3), p. 436-440
Peer reviewed
 

Files


Full Text
Kuhlmann et al. (2017) JGPS.pdf
Publisher postprint (416.4 kB)
Request a copy

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.

Send to



Details



Abstract :
[en] Objectives: The authors investigated the sources of age-stereotype multidimensionality with the help of personal everyday statements that differed with respect to life domain (e.g., family and partnership vs financial matters) and the adjective dimension reflected in the behavior (e.g., autonomous vs instrumental behavior). Method: A total of 368 statements reflecting autonomy-, instrumentality-, or integrity-related behaviors in five different life domains were generated. Sixty-nine younger (18-26 years) and 74 older (60-84 years) participants rated the typicality of each statement for either a "young adult" or an "old adult." Results: Occurrence and direction of age stereotypes varied by life domain and adjective dimension and ultimately depended on the specific combination of both factors (i.e., a significant interaction). For example, old adults were expected to be optimistic about religious aspects but not about their health, fitness, and appearance. Discussion: The findings highlight the multidimensionality and complexity of age stereotypes based on a wide array of personal everyday statements.
Disciplines :
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Kuhlmann, Beatrice G.
Kornadt, Anna Elena  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Bayen, Ute J.
Meuser, Katharina
Wulff, Liliane
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Multidimensionality of Younger and Older Adults' Age Stereotypes: The Interaction of Life Domain and Adjective Dimension
Publication date :
2017
Journal title :
Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
ISSN :
1079-5014
Volume :
72
Issue :
3
Pages :
436-440
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Available on ORBilu :
since 02 December 2019

Statistics


Number of views
46 (2 by Unilu)
Number of downloads
3 (0 by Unilu)

Scopus citations®
 
13
Scopus citations®
without self-citations
9
OpenCitations
 
5
WoS citations
 
11

Bibliography


Similar publications



Contact ORBilu