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Self-perceptions of ageing from a cross-cultural perspective: do collectivist cultures provide a buffering effect for the impact of negative stereotypes about age?

Ginnivan, Natasha


Negative attitudes towards ageing can have detrimental long-term effects to health, self-esteem and employment prospects of older people. Individuals making the transition from mid-life into old age can be highly sensitive to age ‘stereotype threat’, a phenomenon of anxiety arising from the fear of being reduced to a stereotype that can result in poor memory performance on simple tasks (Hess et al., 2004; Levy at al., 2002; von Hippel et al., 2013; Nguyen,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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