Age Stereotypes and Discriminatory Attitudes towards Older Workers: An East-West Comparison

  title={Age Stereotypes and Discriminatory Attitudes towards Older Workers: An East-West Comparison},
  author={Warren C.K. Chiu and Andy W. Chan and Ed Snape and Tom Redman},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={629 - 661}
This study compared age stereotypes among 567 respondents sampled in the UK and Hong Kong and examined how these stereotypes were related to discriminatory attitudes at work. Compared to the Hong Kong sample, UK respondents saw older workers as more effective at work, but less adaptable to change. As expected, respondents' own age was predictive of positive age stereotypes, although for supervisors this relationship was moderated in the case of perceptions of work effectiveness. Stereotypical… 

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