IJIET 2019 Vol.9(12): 898-903 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.12.1324

A Study on the Effects of Children’s Attitude toward Elder by Intergenerational Programs

Meng-Chieh Chao

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 activities.

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: shchao@ems.cku.edu.tw).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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