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dc.contributor.authorMarcus, Justin
dc.contributor.authorSabuncu, Neslihan 
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-27T14:33:13Z
dc.date.available2015-10-27T14:33:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1758-5341
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10679/986
dc.identifier.urihttp://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/11/geront.gnv108.abstract
dc.descriptionDue to copyright restrictions, the access to the full text of this article is only available via subscription.en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose of the Study: Although much research has established the nature of attitudes and stereotypes toward older adults, there are conflicting explanations for the root cause of ageism, including the sociocultural view and interpersonal views, that age bias against older adults is uniquely a product of modernity and occurs through social interactions, and the evolutionary view and intraindividual views, that age bias against older adults is rooted in our naturally occurring and individually held fear of death. We make initial investigations into resolving this conflict, by analyzing literature from a society predating the Industrial Revolution, the society of Ottoman Turks. Design and Methods: Using Grounded Theory, we analyzed 1,555 Turkish fairy tales of the most well-known older adult in Turkish folklore, Nasreddin Hoca, for stereotype themes of older adults. Using the same method, we then analyzed 22,000+ Turkish say-ings and proverbs for the same themes. Results: Results indicated older adults to be viewed both positively and negatively. Positive stereotypes included wisdom, warmth, deserving of respect, and retirement. Negative stereotypes included incompetence, inadaptability, and frailty/nearing of death. Older females were viewed more negatively relative to older males. Implications: Results indicated views of older adults to parallel those found in contem-porary research. Results have implications for the design of interventions to reduce age-ism and on the cross-cultural generalizability of age-based stereotypes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherOxford Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologist
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.title"Old oxen cannot plow": Stereotype themes of older adults in Turkish folkloreen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.peerreviewedyesen_US
dc.publicationstatuspublished
dc.contributor.departmentÖzyeğin University
dc.contributor.authorID228228
dc.contributor.authorID45812
dc.contributor.authorID0000-0002-6869-0365
dc.contributor.ozuauthorMarcus, Justin
dc.contributor.ozuauthorSabuncu, Neslihan 
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000397053200006
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/gnv108
dc.subject.keywordsAgeismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAge stereotypesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCauses of ageismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFolkloreen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGrounded Theoryen_US
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-85014660447
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