Predictors Of Self-Reported Likelihood Of Working With Older Adults
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.
Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies
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Eshbaugh, Elaine M.; Gross, Patricia E.; and Satrom, Tatum, "Predictors Of Self-Reported Likelihood Of Working With Older Adults" (2010). Faculty Publications. 2111.