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Unformatted text preview: you put 2 for item 1, give yourself a 4 (6 minus 2).
Then simply add up your resulting responses to all 27 items.
Your score should fall somewhere between 27 and 135. Low
scores indicate an overall negative belief about older workers,
while high scores indicate positive beliefs. Thus, the higher
your score, the more favourable are your attitudes toward
Research on older workers has generally found that a negative stereotype of older workers exists in organizations. The
danger of this is that it can lead to negative attitudes and discriminatory behaviour toward older workers.
A recent study of 179 employees from three organizations
obtained scores that ranged from 54 to 118. The average score
was 90, which indicated somewhat positive beliefs about older
workers. As reported in other studies, older workers had more
positive beliefs about older workers than younger workers.
However, younger workers who had more interactions with
older workers were found to have more positive beliefs about
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This document was uploaded on 03/27/2014.
- Spring '14