Reframing aging during COVID-19: Familial role-based framing of older adults linked to decreased ageism

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 21 de octubre de 2021

Autores: Reuben Ng PhD, Nicole Indran BSocSci (Hons)


Background: Contributions of older adults amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been eclipsed by discourse positioning them as an at-risk population. We assess whether age-based framing (e.g., senior citizen) is associated with more negative stereotyping in the media compared to familial role-based framing (e.g., grandparent) across 8 months, from a baseline period (October 2019–December 2019) to the onset of the pandemic (January 2020–May 2020).

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