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Anxiety About Aging in University Students Comparisons by Gender
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 5-8
Received: Dec. 14, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 28, 2016; Published: Jan. 19, 2017
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Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vasquez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Martha Ornelas Contreras, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Julio Cesar Guedea Delgado, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Gerardo Joel Arredondo Martell, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Elia Veronica Benavides Pando, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
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The aim of this research was to compare the profiles of anxiety about aging in Mexican university students to aging. The total sample was of 1669 subjects; 851 women and 818 men with a mean age of 20.53 years (SD = 2.82) and 20.89 years (SD = 2.03) respectively. The approach adopted in the research is framed within a quantitative approach with a descriptive survey design. The results of the multivariate analysis of variance followed by analyzes of univariate variance, are the ones who show higher levels of anxiety to the fear of loss of social support and autonomy, while men manifest higher levels of anxiety as to contact with the elderly. The differences between men and women regarding anxiety about aging, suggest that in designing any intervention that aims to reduce this anxiety must be taken into account gender variable. Future research should replicate these findings in larger samples.
Anxiety, Gender Differences, Perceptions, Aging
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Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vasquez, Martha Ornelas Contreras, Julio Cesar Guedea Delgado, Gerardo Joel Arredondo Martell, Elia Veronica Benavides Pando, Anxiety About Aging in University Students Comparisons by Gender, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 5-8. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20170501.12
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