Attitudes Toward Aging: A Glance Back at Research Developments Over the Past 75 Years
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AbstractWith global aging, it is crucial to understand how older adults and the process of aging are viewed by members of society. These attitudes can often influence how older adults are treated. Since the Journal of Gerontology was founded, we have gained increasing insights into attitudes toward aging, with several notable research developments, including clearer conceptualization of different types of aging attitudes (e.g., life-domain-specific attitudes and self-perceptions of aging), a wider variety of measurements, better understanding of how different social determinants shape aging attitudes, and more sophisticated investigations of cultural variance and invariance in aging attitudes. In this article, we highlight these major shifts in the field of aging attitudes in the past 75 years, discuss the contributions of these developments, and point to potential future directions.
Acceptance Date22/11/2019
All Author(s) ListLi Chu, Jennifer C Lay, Vivian Hiu Ling Tsang, Helene H Fung
Journal nameJournals of Gerontology, Series B
Volume Number75
Issue Number6
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages1125 - 1129
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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