Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Youth Development

Volume

9

Issue

3

First Page

47

Last Page

57

Abstract

This article discusses a study which evaluated the effects of an intergenerational service-learning exergaming program for older adults on younger adults’ aging knowledge, expectations, and perceptions. Eighteen college students (ages 19-26 years) served as trainers for an 8-week exergaming physical activity program for older adults (12 contact hours). Questionnaires assessing aging knowledge, ageist attitudes and aging expectations were completed at Weeks 1, 8, and 25 (follow-up); program evaluations were completed at Weeks 8 and 25. Significant improvement from Week 1 to Week 25 was found for: Aging knowledge scores (p

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This article is from Journal of Youth Development, 9(3) Fall 2014; 47-57. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Youth Development

Language

en

File Format

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