Korean J Rehabil Nurs.  2018 Dec;21(2):83-90. 10.7587/kjrehn.2018.83.

Influence of Ageing Knowledge and Family Strengths on Ageism among the Nursing Students

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  • 1College of Nursing, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Korea. ymlee@cup.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to examine the level of aging knowledge, family strengths and ageism in addition to identify the influence of ageism among nursing students.
METHODS
The participants were 235 nursing students at a university. Data were collected from May 14, to June 8, 2018. Data were analyzed with t-test, One-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression using the SPSS/WIN 22 program.
RESULTS
Average score in ageism was 41.41±7.65, indicating the moderate to severe level of ageism. Ageism of nursing students was negatively correlated with ageing knowledge and family strengths. The significant predictors for ageism in nursing students were experience of living with grandparents (β=−.21, p=.001), family strengths (β=−.20, p=.002), ageing knowledge (β=−.15, p=.022), grade (β=.13, p=.040).
CONCLUSION
Based on these results, it is necessary to develop and apply an educational program to improve the awareness of ageism among nursing students.

Keyword

Ageing knowledge; Ageism; Family strengths; Nursing student
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