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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 163) Last page : ( 166)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00034.4

Attitude of the middle aged adults towards Elderly population at selected setting, Mangaluru

Ms. D'Souza Ashlyn Flavia1, Ms. Sunny Anju Mariya1, Ms. Thomas Jubi Maria1, Ms. Sequera Sonia Karen Liz2,*

1Basic B'Sc Nursing Students, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru

2Assistant Professor, Department of Community Heath Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru

*Corresponding Author Email: soniakaren@fathermuller.in

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Attitudes toward the elderly have been affected by large societal changes that have happened over the past 100 years. Researchers believe Industrialization and modernization have contributed greatly to lowering the power, influence and prestige the elderly once held. Evaluating attitudes on aging in middle aged adults who live with elderly family members and analyzing the conditions that affect life with these elderly people and can lead to differences in attitudes toward elders and are also important in learning how middle aged adults view aging. Such research can generate results that could support an intervention plan to promote intergenerational solidarity in the family environment

Objectives

1. To assess the attitude of the middle aged adults towards the elderly population; 2. To find the association of attitude of adults with selected demographic variables

Methods

A quantitative approach with cross sectional descriptive study design was used for the present study. Convenience sampling technique was used to select the subjects and the sample size was 100. Tool used to collect the data was baseline proforma and attitude scale towards elderly population to assess the attitude

Results

The result of the study findings show that 76(76%) of the middle aged adults showed favourable attitude towards elderly population whereas 24(24%) had neutral attitude. There was a significant association between gender and the the attitude of middle aged adults towards elderly population. (p=0.049< 0.05 level of significance)

Conclusion

The study revealed that most of the middle aged adults showed positive attitude towards elderly people and the males in the study had greater positive attitude when compared to females.

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Keywords

Attitude, Middle aged adults, elderly population.

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