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Dellmann-Jenkins

Title: Intergenerational Sharing Seminars: Their Impact On Young Adult College Students And Senior Guest Students

Author (s):  Mary Dellman-Jenkins, Lynda Fowler, Donna Lambert, Dorothy Fruit, Rhonda Richardson

Abstract:  A 3-month intergenerational program was developed on the premise that it is important for young adults, who are in the formative period of career development and direction, to experience the benefits of positive interaction with older persons. Program evaluation findings showed that participation not only influenced the young adults' interest in gerontology, but also increased their willingness to accept older persons on social and academic levels. Positive changes were documented for the Senior Guest students and included more favorable attitudes toward young adult family members as well as toward the younger generation of college students in general.

Category: Education

Keywords:  intergenerational programming, higher education, young adults, older adults, gerontology, attitudes

Reference: Dellmann‐Jenkins, M., Fowler, L., Lambert, D., Fruit, D. and Richardson, R. (1994). Intergenerational Sharing Seminars: Their Impact On Young Adult College Students And Senior Guest Students, Educational Gerontology, 20(6): 579-88.

Peer-reviewed journal: yes

Link to Full Texthttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0360127940200604


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