Rigidity as a Predictor of Older Persons' Aging Stereotypes and Aging Self-Perceptions
Levy, Becca R., Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal
Rigidity has been previously associated with the propensity of dominant group members to target stigmatized groups with negative stereotypes. It was considered in this study whether or not rigidity predicts that members of a stigmatized group, the elderly will target their own group with negative aging stereotypes; and, if so, whether these stereotypes predict aging self-perceptions, or thinking about themselves growing old. As expected (1) older individuals with more rigidity held significantly more negative aging stereotypes over time, (2) older individuals with more negative aging stereotypes had significantly more negative aging self-perceptions over time, and (3) negative aging …
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Publication information: Article title: Rigidity as a Predictor of Older Persons' Aging Stereotypes and Aging Self-Perceptions. Contributors: Levy, Becca R. - Author. Journal title: Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal. Volume: 36. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 20, 2008. Page number: 559+. © 2009 Scientific Journal Publishers, Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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