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|Abstract:||We introduce a novel ageism scale, focusing on prescriptive beliefs concerning potential intergenerational tensions: active, envied resource Succession, symbolic Identity avoidance, and passive, shared-resource Consumption (SIC). Four studies (2,010 total participants) developed the scale. EFA formed an initial 20-item, three-factor solution (Study 1). The scale converges appropriately with other prejudice measures and diverges from other social control measures (Study 2). It diverges from anti-youth ageism (Study 3). Study 4’s experiment yielded both predictive and divergent validity apropos another ageism measure. Structural equation modeling confirmed model fit across all studies. Per an intergenerational-tension focus, younger people consistently scored the highest. As generational equity issues intensify, the scale provides a contemporary tool for current and future ageism research.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||2013|
|Citation:||North, Michael S., Fiske, Susan T. (2013). A Prescriptive, Intergenerational-Tension Ageism Scale: Succession, Identity, and Consumption (SIC). Psychological Assessment, 25 (3), 706 - 713. doi:10.1037/a0032367|
|Pages:||706 - 713|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Psychological Assessment|
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