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Kinesiology

2014

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K. Jason Crandall

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A Descriptive Study Of Exercise Science Students’ Knowledge Of, And Attitudes Toward, Older Adults, K. Jason Crandall, Mckinze R. Vowles Dec 2013

A Descriptive Study Of Exercise Science Students’ Knowledge Of, And Attitudes Toward, Older Adults, K. Jason Crandall, Mckinze R. Vowles

K. Jason Crandall

Today, there is greater need for health professionals to help older adults maintain function and
remain independent. Negative attitudes towards older adults have been found in undergraduate
students, with men having more negative attitudes compared to women (Allan & Johnson, 2008;
Callahan, 2011). To our knowledge, the attitudes of Exercise Science students have not been
examined. The aim of this study was to describe Exercise Science students’ knowledge of aging
and attitudes towards older adults. Participants (N=76) completed Fabroni's Scale of Ageism
and Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz. The participants scored an average of 15.4 (SD= 2 ...