Perceptions of Aging in Two Cultures: Korean and American Views on Old Age

  title={Perceptions of Aging in Two Cultures: Korean and American Views on Old Age},
  author={Rebecca J Yun and Margie E. Lachman},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology},
The current study investigated whether beliefs about aging vary by culture, age, and gender. The Lasher and Faulkender (Int. J. Aging Hum. Dev., 37:247–259, 1993) Anxiety about Aging scale was administered to 153 American and 167 South Korean men and women divided into three age groups: young (18–39), middle-aged (40–59), and older (60–91) adults. Significant cultural differences were found for the total anxiety scale and three of the four subscales. Compared to Americans, Koreans portrayed… 

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