Attitudes toward older adults: A matter of cultural values or personal values?
Zhang, X.; Xing, C.; Guan, Y.; Song, X.; Melloy, R.; Wang, F.; Jin, X.
Professor Yanjun Guan email@example.com
The current research aimed to address the inconsistent findings regarding cultural differences in attitudes toward older adults by differentiating the effects of personal and cultural values. In Study 1, we used data from the sixth wave of the World Values Survey to examine attitudes toward older adults across cultures, and how different personal values (i.e., communal vs. agentic) and cultural values (i.e., individualism) predicted these attitudes. The results of hierarchical linear modeling analyses showed that after controlling for potential covariates, personal communal values positively correlated with positive attitudes toward older adults; however, cultural individualistic values did not. To further examine the causal effects of personal values (vs. cultural values), we conducted an experimental study and confirmed that priming personal values rather than cultural values had significant effects on ageism attitudes. The present studies help to reconcile conflicting results on cultural differences in attitudes toward older adults.
Zhang, X., Xing, C., Guan, Y., Song, X., Melloy, R., Wang, F., & Jin, X. (2016). Attitudes toward older adults: A matter of cultural values or personal values?. Psychology and Aging, 31(1), 89-100. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000068
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 26, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 21, 2015|
|Publication Date||Feb 1, 2016|
|Deposit Date||May 19, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||May 20, 2016|
|Journal||Psychology and Aging|
|Publisher||American Psychological Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
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