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Determining the Perception and Attitude of Youth in Misamis University Towards the Elderly People

Kisha G. Soposo, July T. Paquit, Herry Rose Balili, Anthony L. Awa

There are many different stereotypical views of youth towards elderly people. Hence, this study was an attempt to determine the perception and attitude of youth towards the elderly people. The descriptive research design and the survey method with the use of a questionnaire were adopted. The respondents were 100 youth individuals in Misamis University, Ozamiz City, Philippines. Overall findings revealed that the youth have positive perception and attitude towards the elderly. However, looking into the individual attitude of the youth, it appeared that they have negative attitudes towards the old people that cannot be ignored. The findings of this study may provide insights how the youth view and interact the old people as possible input for strengthening the value formation of the Filipino youth.

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