National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism
The study investigates university students’ perceptions about senior citizen and knowledge of aging via a mixed method approach. The qualitative evidence in this study suggests that younger generation in Taiwan tends to hold negative perceptions about the older adults and that, men are more likely to show negative perceptions than women. The quantitative evidence in this study indicates that younger generation in Taiwan has low level of aging knowledge. Negative perceptions about the senior citizen and low level of aging knowledge among younger generation present a challenge to accommodate the emerging senior tourist market in Taiwan.
Proceedings of the 13th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism