Faculty Publications

Title

Predictors of self-reported likelihood of working with older adults

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Educational Gerontology

Volume

36

Issue

4

First Page

312

Last Page

329

Abstract

This study examined the self-reported likelihood of working with older adults in a future career among 237 college undergraduates at a midsized Midwestern university. Although aging anxiety was not significantly related to likelihood of working with older adults, those students who had a greater level of death anxiety were less likely than other students to report a future likelihood of working with older adults. In addition, quality relationships with unrelated older adults were positively correlated with likelihood of working with older adults. Recommendations for future research and ideas for attracting college students to gerontology as a career are discussed. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

4-1-2010

DOI of published version

10.1080/03601270903058481

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