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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2024, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050404.

The Influencing Factors and Intervention Measures of Aging Stereotypes


Yue Pu1, Hui Wang2, Juan Ma1

Corresponding Author:
Juan Ma

1School of Public Health, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, China

2Department of Military Medical Psychology, Air Force Military Medical University, Xi’an, China


Aging stereotypes refer to people's perceptions and expectations of the elderly. When the elderly become aware of these stereotypes, they may worry about confirming the negative stereotypes associated with their age group. This concern can pose a risk to the health of the elderly. In order to promote active aging, this paper focuses on aging stereotypes and utilizes a literature tracking method to categorize and analyze the classification, influencing factors, application fields, and intervention measures of aging stereotypes. This paper finds that context, perspective-taking, and culture are the factors influencing aging stereotypes. Most discussions in this field focus on organizational work and daily life. Studies have found that intervention can be achieved through role construction, intergenerational contact, and improving the perception of Aging in the elderly. Debates over age-based stereotypes continue to rage on, and the mechanisms of aging stereotypes and the factors influencing them should be further explored in the future. At the same time, new ideas are being proposed to enhance the research process, update materials, and adopt a dynamic perspective for studying aging stereotypes.


Aging stereotypes, Content classification, Influencing factors, Interventions, Active aging

Cite This Paper

Yue Pu, Hui Wang, Juan Ma. The Influencing Factors and Intervention Measures of Aging Stereotypes. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 4: 30-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050404.


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