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The Continuation of Prejudice: Addressing Negative Attitudes in Nurse Training and Continuing Professional Education / Paul Nash; Ian Stuart-Hamilton; Peter Mayer

Educational Gerontology, Volume: 40, Issue: 1, Pages: 53 - 60

Swansea University Author: Nash, Paul

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DOI (Published version): 10.1080/03601277.2013.768084

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Measures of attitudes to ageing typically examine only explicit attitudes, treatingattitude holders as a homogeneous group with regards to education levels. Implicitattitudes (i.e. the immediate attitudinal response before conscious processes amendthat attitude to an explicit attitude) have been les...

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Published in: Educational Gerontology
Published: 2014
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa17252
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Abstract: Measures of attitudes to ageing typically examine only explicit attitudes, treatingattitude holders as a homogeneous group with regards to education levels. Implicitattitudes (i.e. the immediate attitudinal response before conscious processes amendthat attitude to an explicit attitude) have been less commonly examined. The currentstudy examined both explicit and implicit attitudes towards ageing in four groups:nurses with high exposure to older patients; nurses with exposure to a broader patientage range; nursing students at the start of training and nursing students at the end oftraining. There were no significant differences in explicit attitudes, but implicitattitudes were significantly less negative in the student groups relative to thepracticing nurses groups. The argument that training and experience have little effecton attitudes is discussed.
Keywords: Ageing, Prejudice, Ageism, Education, Nursing, Implicit Cognition,
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 1
Start Page: 53
End Page: 60