Aging in society: Social attitudes towards the elderly 1982

SND-ID: SND 0150

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Description

This data collection focuses on attitudes toward and knowledge of the social conditions, abilities, and personalities of elderly persons. Additionally, these data describe how social background characteristics, such as age, gender, profession, and living conditions, influence attitudes toward the elderly.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Delegationen för social forskning
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

1) Swedish citizens aged 15-75 years, 2) employees working in the care of aged in County Councils, 3) employees working in the care of aged in municipal social services.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

1) Randomly selected sample drawn frpm the register of total population, 2) sample drawn from the register of employees of the Swedish County Councils Association, and 3) sample of employees in municipal social services in Uppsala, Sandviken, Ystad, Gotland, Säffle and Göteborg.

Time period(s) investigated

1982-04-01–1982-05-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Subject area

Working conditions, Elderly, Specific social services: use and availability, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Tornstam, L. (1983) Kunskaper och okunskaper om äldre. Report no. 13. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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ISBN: 9789150603965

Tornstam, L. (1984) Sociala attityder till äldre. Report no. 19. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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ISBN: 91-506-0584-4

Tornstam, L. (1985) Känslomässiga attityder till äldre. Report no. 20. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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ISBN: 9789150605853

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Dataset
Aging in society: Social attitudes towards the elderly 1982

Associated documentation

Version 1.0

Citation

Lars Tornstam. Uppsala University, Department of Sociology (1986). <em>Aging in society: Social attitudes towards the elderly 1982</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000963">https://doi.org/10.5878/000963</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1982-04-01–1982-05-01
  • Data collector: Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

140

Number of individuals/objects

2226

Published: 1986-01-01
Last updated: 2021-04-21