Abstract—This study explored the effect on the changes of
children’s attitude toward elder, after both had participated in
the intergenerational program, by quasi-experimental design
with the pretest and the posttest. The intergenerational
program took 8 weeks. The participants were 54 children from
kindergarten and eight elderly people in Taipei. The study of
children’s attitude toward the old people shows the findings as
follows: a) The fact that children live with grandparents have
effect on the affection of children toward the elders. b)
Intergenerational program increased the children’s social and
physical cognition in older people. In addition, elderly people
were interviewed shortly after they completed the
intergenerational program. Following facts were obtained
from the interview: Elderly people had also improved their life
meaning after they took part in intergenerational learning
Index Terms—Intergenerational program, intergenerational learning, children’s attitude toward elder.
Meng-Chieh Chao is with the Department of Early Childhood Educare, The Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Meng-Chieh Chao, "A Study on the Effects of Children’s Attitude toward Elder by Intergenerational Programs," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 898-903, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).