Expressing age salience: three generations' reported events, frequencies, and valences

@inproceedings{Giles2010ExpressingAS,
  title={Expressing age salience: three generations' reported events, frequencies, and valences},
  author={H. Wayne Giles and Mary McIlrath and Antony Mulac and Robert M. McCann},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Little empirical research has focused on what people say that triggers the salience of age for older adults, let alone for other age groupings. In this study, 570 American respondents (young adult, middle-aged, and older adult) wrote about events that made them “feel my age,” “feel younger,” and “feel older” and also rated the frequency and valence of these events. This generated many thousands of expressed events that coders subsumed under 28 generic categories. Very different… CONTINUE READING

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