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CORTES RECABAL, Juana et al. Negative stereotypes of old age in students of rural establishments. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.1, pp.2-5.  Epub June 15, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.


to determine the level of negativity of stereotypes of old age in students of rural establishments, Ñuble Region, Chile.


descriptive cross-sectional study on a sample of 114 students from 5th to 8th grade of two rural establishments, in Chile. The information was collected through the application of the questionnaire of negative stereotypes of old age (CENVE).


53.5% (n = 61) of the students obtained a high level of negative stereotype, where the most negative dimension was health in all the variables studied.


the students perceived a high level of negative stereotype towards old age, therefore, it is necessary to carry out interventions that focus on changing the negative view they have regarding this age group; and in this way, make the elderly feel integrated and valued in today's society.

Keywords : Students; stereotypes; aged; aging.

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