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Attitudes, knowledge, and interest: preparing university students to work in an aging world.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: The underlying goals of the present study were (i) to assess knowledge of and attitudes towards aging in a sample of Portuguese undergraduate students undertaking various degrees in health and welfare subjects, and (ii) to analyze the extent to which knowledge, attitudes and other factors were associated with interest in working with older adults. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional in design. The sample comprised 460 Portuguese undergraduate students enrolled in degrees in nu...

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10.1017/s1041610210001638

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Gonçalves, DC More by this author
Fonseca, AM More by this author
Martín, I More by this author
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Journal:
International psychogeriatrics / IPA
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
315-321
Publication date:
2011-03-05
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EISSN:
1741-203X
ISSN:
1041-6102
URN:
uuid:a7f508cc-6dcd-4ada-b0a3-0f8e2ca905d0
Source identifiers:
244353
Local pid:
pubs:244353

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