The Aging Semantic Differential in Mandarin Chinese: Measuring Attitudes toward Older Adults in China

Ernest Gonzales, Lisa A. Marchiondo, Jing Tan, Yi Wang, Huajuan Chen

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Abstract

The Aging Semantic Differential (ASD) is the most widely used instrument to measure young people’s attitudes towards older adults. This study translated the ASD to Mandarin and examined its psychometric properties. The Mandarin-ASD contains three latent factors (Personality and Mental Health, Societal Participation, and Physical) that have high internal reliability and reasonable discriminate validity. Social work researchers, practitioners and allied professionals may utilize the ASD-Mandarin instrument to measure young people’s attitudes towards older adults in China. We issue a call for a universal-ASD that can be applied across different cultural contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

Keywords

  • Agism
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • aging semantic differential
  • confirmatory factor analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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