Title: Age-group responses toward the young-adult, middle-aged, and elderly in Athens, Greece /
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Title: Age-group responses toward the young-adult, middle-aged, and elderly in Athens, Greece /
Physical Description: ix, 120 leaves : maps ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lieberman, Devorah A., 1952- ( Dissertant )
Markel, Norman N. ( Thesis advisor )
Clark, Anthony J. ( Reviewer )
Williams, Donald E. ( Reviewer )
Lieberman, Leslie S. ( Reviewer )
VonMering, Otto ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1984
Copyright Date: 1984
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Subjects / Keywords: Cohort analysis   ( lcsh )
Interpersonal relations   ( lcsh )
Speech thesis Ph. D
Age groups -- Athens -- Greece   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Speech -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Greece--Athens
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Abstract: The purpose of this research was to elicit word-responses by interviewees of designated age, gender, and socioeconomic status toward individuals of particular age and gender. Specifically, this study identified the positive, neutral , and negative word-responses by Greek urban young, middle-aged, and elderly age-gender cohorts toward six distinct age-gender cohort labels. The six age-gender cohort labels were young male, young female, middle-aged male, middle-aged female, elderly male, and elderly female. The Preliminary Phase of this research established age spans for each age-gender cohort label by interviewing 125 male and female Greek Nationals from lower, middle, and upper socioeconomic neighborhoods in Athens, Greece. The Experimental Phase of this research consisted of an interviewer requesting 108 Greek interviewees, whose ages and genders corresponded with the age-gender cohort labels established in the Preliminary Phase, to respond with words associated with each of the six age-gender cohort labels. The interviewees' word-responses were rated as positive, neutral, or negative, yielding an overall rating of positive, neutral, or negative responses by age, gender, and socioeconomic status of interviewees toward each of the six age-gender cohort labels. Tukey's Studentized (HSD) Range Test yielded the following conclusions. First, the young interviewees responded more negatively than either the middle-aged or elderly interviewees toward the "elderly male" age-gender cohort label. Second, female interviewees responded more positively than male interviewees toward both "young female" and "middle-aged female" age-gender cohort labels. However, male interviewees responded more positively than female interviewees toward the "middle aged male" age-gender cohort label. Third, interviewees from the upper socioeconomic neighborhood responded more positively than interviewees from the lower socioeconomic neighborhood toward the "middle-aged male" age-gender cohort label. Also, the interviewees from the upper socioeconomic neighborhood responded more negatively than both interviewees from the middle and lower socioeconomic neighborhoods toward the "elderly female" age-gender cohort label. An analysis of variance for repeated measured concluded that all interviewees responded most positively toward the "middle-aged" label, neutrally toward the "young adult" label, and least positively toward the "elderly" label. Greece is a country which, steeped in a long and turbulent history, has dominated the thoughts and prescribed behaviors of all its inhabitants. Recent changes in politics, economy, and family structure may be a major factor in creating a clash between traditionally defined and newly evolving gender and age group roles. It is speculated that the conclusions yielded in this study reflect the current changes in Greek society.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1984.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 99-106.
Statement of Responsibility: by Devorah A. Lieberman.
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00099589
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000476199
oclc - 11721443
notis - ACP2453

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