ELDER CARE EXPECTATIONS AMONG YOUNG ADULTS
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This study examined the attitudes of young adult students towards elderly and whether any relationship existed between parent-child gender preferences in type of care they expected to provide and the type of care they preferred to receive when they themselves needed care. Data were collected through an internet-based survey, which was completed by 52 graduate and undergraduate students in University of Central Missouri. Quantitative analysis of the responses indicated positive attitudes towards elderly and parental caregiving. Same gender preference was found to be present for receiving financial assistance. Surprisingly, gender preference was not found for providing assistance with personal care.