Factual quiz on mistreatment of older adults 1 (for general public) and 2 (for experienced public) (2011)

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER :

Marie Beaulieu

RESEARCH TEAM :

Jean Vézina, Laval University

Mark Yaffe, McGill University

CHAIR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT :

Josée Lévesque, research assistant

GRANTING AGENCY AND GRANT AMOUNT :

The Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV), $7,000

PROJECT COMPLETION DATES :

From October 2010 to March 2012

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROJECT AND CHAIR OBJECTIVES :

Objective 1: Develop theoretical, empirical and practical (praxeological) knowledge with special focus on documenting the various forms of mistreatment and their definitions;the extent of the phenomenon;the vulnerabilities and the associated risks; the contexts and the settings where mistreatment may occur; profiles of perpetrators of mistreatment and profiles of mistreated older adults;the consequences; problems related to mistreatment including ageism, suicide, self-neglect and bullying; reporting mechanisms; prevention, detection and intervention practices of various practitioners;intersectoriality and volunteer commitment of seniors.

ROLE OF CHAIR IN THE PROJECT :

Selecting tools to be valided. Specific analyzes related to the factual quiz on aging as well as the two factual quizzes on mistreatment of older adults.

RESEARCH PROBLEM :

The fight against ageism and various problems related to negative representations associated with aging begins with knowledge, then adressing the issues of attitudes and behaviours. Few validated research tools exist in the measurement of ageism and knowledge. RQRV researchers have developed or adapted some: factual quiz on aging (inspired by Palmore's quiz), factual quiz on mistreatment of older adults I and II, Frabroni, etc. Are these quizzes still valid in the Quebec culture?

GOAL OF THE PROJECT OR RESEARCH QUESTION :

A first grant has enabled the production of the quizzes in their final version; however, they have not been subjected to a formal validation study (internal consistency reliability, test-retest reliability, validity of structures, and even establishment of standards). This is the purpose of this project by integrating the quiz with two other scales of ageism in order to make comparisons, such as the Fraboni scale of ageism (modified version) and the revised version of the semantic differentiator (SD).

OBJECTIVES :

Assessing psychometric and edumetric properties of the factual quiz on mistreatment (1 and 2) and the factual quiz on aging.

METHODOLOGY :

This study is aiming at mobilizing students enrolled in a summer course on aging that is nearly 700 students. The participants completed various questionnaires on the Web via the PIANO platform (project funded by the Canadian Funds for Innovation, allocated to J. Vézina).

PROJECT ADVANCEMENT :

The funding has enabled us to prepare the consultation on PIANO in April, to collect the data in May and June 2011, the analysis in July, produce an article on the development, the acceptability and validity of the factual quiz on aging. This same type of article is in preparation for the factual quiz on mistreatment.

COMMUNICATIONS :

Beaulieu, M., Lévesque. J., & Vézina, J. (October 20, 2012). The Québec version of the Facts on Aging Quiz. 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology. Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada).

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