Study Reveals Views on “Aging” are Changing

A first of its kind study study in Great Britain, conducted by Edinburgh University , involved 572 people aged 14 to 91 who were asked to define the typical characteristics of older people.

Of the hundred most commonly cited traits 46 were classed as positive and 45 as negative – an improvement on previous surveys in America.

In a 1986 study participants identified 59 negative traits and only 32 positive traits, while a 1994 survey highlighted 63 negative traits and only 46 positive ones.

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