University of Liège Study shows those who have very good contact with their grandparents have the lowest levels of ageism

Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination against the elderly (ageism) may manifest themselves in children at an early age. However, the factors influencing this phenomenon are not well known. Using both explicit and open-ended questions, this study analyzed the influence of personal and familial parameters on the views of 1,151 seven- to sixteen-year-old Belgian children and adolescents on the elderly. The study showed that those who have very good contact with their grandparents have the lowest levels of ageism. Read the study for yourself, please note this is a journal article and is not free to acess.

10th January 2018