Are Asian cultures really less ageist than Western ones? It depends on the questions asked

@inproceedings{Vauclair2017AreAC,
  title={Are Asian cultures really less ageist than Western ones? It depends on the questions asked},
  author={Christin-Melanie Vauclair and Katja Hanke and Lili Huang and Dominic Abrams},
  booktitle={International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie},
  year={2017}
}
Ageism is an increasing concern in ageing populations such as Asia and Europe. A prevalent assumption in psychology is that Eastern cultures may be less prone to ageism because of norms and values that honour and respect elders. Yet, evidence for this culture hypothesis is inconclusive. The current study examines this issue by comparing attitudes towards older people in an Eastern and Western samples of 184 young people from the UK and 249 from Taiwan. Attitudes to old age were measured both as… CONTINUE READING
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