Effects of television viewing on knowledge and attitudes about older adults: A critical reexamination

Patricia M. Passuth, Fay Lomax Cook

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Abstract

A recent and widely disseminated research finding by Gerbner et al. (1980a, 1980b) argues that television viewing makes a widespread and consistent contribution to negative attitudes and low levels of knowledge about older people. Using the same data set and measurements, we conclude that the effect of television viewing on knowledge and attitudes about older people is small, restricted to younger people, and questionably robust across measures of viewing and attitudesoral fellow with the Midwest Council for Social Research in Aging(National Institute on Aging Grant DHHS 5 T32 AC 00074-02).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalGerontologist
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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