Intergenerational Observational Scale Protocol

The Intergenerational Observation Scale (IOS) captures social behaviours and exhibited affect associated with older adult and child/youth target participants during intergenerational (IG) and single generation programming.

Persons using the scale and facilitating the IG programming can use IOS data to consider how well the activity supported social interaction and positive affect between the generations of within a single generation group.

Read the full report by Shannon E. Jarott, PH.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA below.