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Sociodemographic, experiential and dispositional determinants of prejudices against older people.


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Bučević, Branka. (2015). Sociodemographic, experiential and dispositional determinants of prejudices against older people.. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Huić, Aleksandra].

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Demographic trends worldwide indicate a significant increase in the proportion of the older population. Prejudices against older people are beliefs against individuals solely because of chronological age. The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between sociodemographic variables, contact with elderly persons, idiocentrism/allocentrism and prejudices against people older than 65 years. Study included 446 men and women aged 16 to 75 years. In the study we used socio-demographic questionnaire, questions about contact/experience with the elderly, HVIC scale of horizontal and vertical individualism and collectivism (Singelis et al., 1995) and SIC scale of succession, identity and consumption (North & Fiske, 2013). The study showed that the participants achieved a higher average score on the scale of allocentrism than idiocentrism. As for the subscales of idiocentrism, obtained results show higher mean score on the horizontal than on vertical idiocentrism. It was found that prejudices against older people are not overly represented. Also, the expressed level of prejudices against older people is significantly higher among younger generations, men, those with lower levels of education, those with higher vertical idiocentrism, those that are more inclined to the right political option and those individuals who assess their relationship with the elderly as one of lower quality. Also, results indicate prejudices against older people are inversely proportional to the financial status of respondents.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: prejudices against older people, elderly, idiocentrism, allocentrism, contact
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Huić, Aleksandra
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 08:44

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