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Deana Andrade


Historically, filial piety has been a fundamental tenet in Chinese culture. Respecting older adults was expected in society and is an important principle of China’s filial piety responsibility within its culture. However, demographic transformation and economic and social changes in rapidly modernizing societies challenge traditional values. Very little empirical research has examined the factors which influence the attitudes toward older adults among Chinese college students. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that predict attitudes of Chinese college students toward the aging population.

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Deana Andrade is a senior Social Work major graduating as a member of Phi Alpha in May 2012. This research was conducted with funding from semester and summer research grants from the Adrian Tinsley Program and the Shea Scholarship. She presented her work at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

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