Factors moderating the influence of intergenerational contact on ageism: a systematic review

Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Elham Navab, Jila Mirlashari, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Kelly A. Allen, Afsaneh Pourmollamirza

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    The authors conducted a systematic review of factors that moderate the influence of intergenerational contact on ageism. MEDLINE (using PubMed), EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, and Proquest databases were searched, using terms and keywords including intergenerational conflict, intergenerational relation, intergeneration gap, and ageism, and no date restrictions. The search yielded a total of 247 articles, of which 23 met eligibility criteria for the review. Findings revealed that the experience of ageism for older adults is widespread and highly prevalent in Western and East-ern countries. In addition, culture, age, and gender played important roles in young people’s decisions to contact older adults. These factors were important moderators of intergenerational relationships and ageism. Robust, transdisciplinary research is needed to examine factors related to intergenerational relations, particularly with older adults in clinical populations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-55
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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