Older Adult Perceptions of Younger People: Developing a Measure of Reverse Ageism

Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-126
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Steven J. Kohn
Valdosta State University

Blaine L. Browne
Valdosta State University

We developed and factor analyzed a measure of reverse ageism on how older adults perceive the younger generation with 120 community dwelling, non-institutionalized older adults (M-age = 71.52). A principle components analysis using Varimax rotation and Kaiser criterion (Eigenvalues > 1) yielded a clear three factor solution accounting for 39 percent of the variance (KMO = .69).

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Laura L. Carstensen