Yıl 2010, Cilt 2, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 99 - 109 2010-06-01

THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AGEISM AND SUBJECTIVE AGE OF OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE

Moritz Hess [1] , Jeroen Dikken [2]

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Background: Stigmata on older people in society remains a big problem in the whole of Europe. It can lead to a lower self-esteem and is even associated with higher suicide rates. This study questioned whether the identification with one’s own age group is associated with an individual’s perceived stigma on the group of 70+, which has been unexamined so far for European citizens. Method: Data were derived from the European Social Survey (ESS). The sample consisted of 7878 persons aged 70+ stratified by three age groups. Group 1 = 70 – 75, Group 2= 76 – 80 and Group 3= >80. Independent T-test and Multiple regression analyses were used to examine influence of perceived stigmata in society on identification with one’s own age group, controlled for the covariates gender, household’s income, education, subjective general health, limitations in activities of daily life, marital status, having children living at home and having children not living at home. Results: A significant association was found for Group 1 (70 – 75) and Group 2 (76 – 80). Participants of these age groups, who reported a higher perception of stigmata for older people (70+), identified themselves less with their age group. No significant effect was found for Group 3 (people 80+). Conclusion: The results suggest that people older than 80 are less affected by stigmata of society on old age than younger groups (aged 70 - 80). Future research is necessary to examine the mechanisms which lead to a lower identification with their age of people aged 70 to 80
identification, stigma, subjective age, older people
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  • Table 1. Characteristics of study sample by age group (observed data) Group 1 (N= 3767) Group (N= 2183)
  • Mean S.D. Mean S.D. Mean S.D. Group 3 (N= 1928) Age Gender %) (Women 3 1.7 77.9 1.4 84.6 3.3 8 1 9
  • Household’s total netto income 10) Missing Education (years fulltime education completed) Missing 67 6 4.5 8.7 4.5 8.6 4.6 55 Subjective health Limitations in activities of daily living (1 – 3) 9 0.9 3.1 1.0 3.1 1.0 6 7 8 0.7 1.9 0.8 Marital status (% having partner) Parenthood (% Children living at home) Parenthood (% Children not living at home) 8 6 0 4 7 5 0 S.D.= Standard Deviation
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Yazar: Moritz Hess

Yazar: Jeroen Dikken

Bibtex @ { ijsshs276231, journal = {International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies}, issn = {}, eissn = {1309-8063}, address = {Sosyal Bilimler Araştırmaları Derneği}, year = {2010}, volume = {2}, pages = {99 - 109}, doi = {}, title = {THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AGEISM AND SUBJECTIVE AGE OF OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE}, key = {cite}, author = {Hess, Moritz and Dikken, Jeroen} }
APA Hess, M , Dikken, J . (2010). THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AGEISM AND SUBJECTIVE AGE OF OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies, 2 (1), 99-109. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijsshs/issue/26223/276231
MLA Hess, M , Dikken, J . "THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AGEISM AND SUBJECTIVE AGE OF OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE". International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies 2 (2010): 99-109 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijsshs/issue/26223/276231>
Chicago Hess, M , Dikken, J . "THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AGEISM AND SUBJECTIVE AGE OF OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE". International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies 2 (2010): 99-109
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