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| Published: June 25, 2016

Conception of Ageing: Perspective of the Young and the Elderly

Ms. Tanya Sharma

M. Phil. Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.009/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.009

ABSTRACT

‘Ageing’ is a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. There occurs systematic stereotyping and discrimination against people because they are old. Ageist attitudes may perpetuate in many ways leading to a variety of psychological consequences. The present study aims to explore qualitatively; myths, attitudes and stereotypes towards old age. A sample of 10 participants was selected; five each from the age group of 18 to 30 years and 65 to 85 years, semi-structured interviews were conducted and the data was subjected to thematic analysis. Findings indicate certain commonalities and differences in the ways the two age- varying groups perceive ageing which has an implication on the relationship between the two groups.

Keywords

Ageing, Health, Stereotype

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.009/20160303

10.25215/0303.009

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016