A prescriptive intergenerational-tension ageism scale: succession, identity, and consumption (SIC).

@article{North2013API,
  title={A prescriptive intergenerational-tension ageism scale: succession, identity, and consumption (SIC).},
  author={Michael S. North and Susan T. Fiske},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={706-13}
}
We introduce a novel ageism scale, focusing on prescriptive beliefs concerning potential intergenerational tensions: active, envied resource succession, symbolic identity avoidance, and passive, shared-resource consumption (SIC). Four studies (2,010 total participants) were used to develop the scale. Exploratory factor analysis formed an initial 20-item, 3-factor solution (Study 1). The scale converges appropriately with other prejudice measures and diverges from other social control measures… CONTINUE READING
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