Measuring Discrimination against Older People Applying the Fraboni Scale of Ageism

Hofmeister Tóth, Ágnes ORCID:, Neulinger, Ágnes ORCID: and Debreceni, János (2021) Measuring Discrimination against Older People Applying the Fraboni Scale of Ageism. Information, 12 (11). DOI

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The progressive aging of developed societies, caused by profound demographic changes, brings with it the necessity of confronting the subject of discrimination against older people. In the last 50 years, many scales of ageism have been developed to measure beliefs and attitudes towards older adults. The purpose of our study was to adapt the full Fraboni Scale of Ageism (FSA) to Hungarian language and assess its reliability, validity, and psychometric properties. The sample of the study was representative of the Hungarian population, and the data collection took place online. In our study, we compare the dimensions of the scale with other international studies and present the attitudes and biases of the Hungarian population against the older people. The results of the study indicate that attitudes toward older people are more positive among women, older people, and people living in villages. In this study, we concluded that the Hungarian version of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism is a suitable instrument for both measuring the extent of ageism in the Hungarian population and contributing to further testing the international reliability, validity, and psychometric properties of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:older people, stereotypes, ageism, discrimination, measurements, Fraboni Scale of Ageism, population representative study
ID Code:7039
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:24 Nov 2021 10:22
Last Modified:24 Nov 2021 10:22

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