Sex-typed age norms among older hispanics Article

Bastida, E. (1987). Sex-typed age norms among older hispanics . GERONTOLOGIST, 27(1), 59-65. 10.1093/geront/27.1.59

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  • Bastida, E



  • Examined were age identification and age-appropriate behavior among 160 older Hispanics of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban origin. Content analyses revealed an extensive use among all three groups and both sexes of realistic qualifiers about one’s age. Also, younger old Hispanics preferred to identify themselves as “of advanced age/” whereas older old and very old preferred anciano. Although there was a consensus on age, as well as sex appropriate behaviors, there were greater strictures for women than for men. © 1987 The Gerontological Society of America.

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  • January 1, 1987

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  • 59

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  • 65


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