Journal article

Discrimination and disability: Types of discrimination and association with trust, self-efficacy and life satisfaction among older Australians

Jeromey B Temple, Margaret Kelaher, Libby Brooke, Ariane Utomo, Ruth Williams

Australasian Journal on Ageing | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence, context and types of discrimination reported by older Australians (aged 55 years and over) and associations between outcomes (trust, self-efficacy and life satisfaction) and exposure to discrimination. METHODS: The 2014 General Social Survey was used to measure discrimination. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine associations between levels of trust, self-efficacy and life satisfaction and exposure to discrimination. RESULTS: A sizeable minority of older Australians with a disability reported discrimination (15%), with higher exposure for those with more severe or multiple disabilities. In addition to disability, age and nationality, rac..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Grant/Award Number: CE1101029