Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2008

Module: Attitudes to Older People

This page lists the questions asked within the Attitudes to Older People module in 2008. Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Attitudes to Older People can be found on the Attitudes to Older People Resources page.

 

OTREAT: Are older people are treated better or worse because of their age?

ORESPECT: As you get older, do people treat you with more respect?

AUTHOLD: Do the authorities in N Ireland do all they should for older people?

OPPOLNI: Are older people adequately represented by politicians in N Ireland?

OPCHAMP: Do older people need an independent body outside government that champions their needs and rights?

OPROB1 - OPROB11: Main problems facing older people in N Ireland today

OPADMIRE: Are older people admired and respected by young people?

GIVUPWRK: Should people in their 50s give up work to make way for younger people?

GIVUPW60: Should people in their 60s give up work to make way for younger people?

OPSETWAY: Are older people too set in their ways and ideas?

OPLSTNYP: Are older people willing to listen to young people’s views?

OPRIGHTS: Should older people stand up more actively for their own rights?

OPYPMIX: Should older and younger people mix together more often socially?

OPPRICES: Should all older people be given reduced prices for things like gas, electricity, telephone and transport?

OPYOUNG: Are older people much younger in their ways these days?

NOTRECOP: Does society recognise the contribution that many older people are still able to make?

HSCWOP1: Do health and social care workers treat older people differently with regard to their attitudes to them?

HSCWOP2: Do health and social care workers treat older people differently with regard to the treatment of their illnesses?

HSCWOP3: Do health and social care workers treat older people differently when placing them on waiting lists for tests and operations?

ULESSDIG: Were you ever treated with less dignity and respect by people in the health and social care professions because of your age?

UNOTMED: Were you ever not offered medical treatment because of your age?

FLESSDIG: Was a friend or family member treated with less dignity and respect by people in the health and social care professions because of their age?

FNOTMED: Was a friend or family member not offered medical treatment because of their age?

OPLKWORK: Are people in their 50’s and 60’s who are looking for work are generally treated better han younger people by prospective employers?

FS50PEN: Do people in their fifties and up to retirement age get a good deal from the financial sector?

FSOVPEN: Do people over retirement age get a good deal from the financial sector?

UDISCFS: Have you ever not treated as well as you might have been by the financial sector because of your age?

FDISCFS: Was a friend or family member not treated as well as they might have been by the financial sector because of their age?

RETPDEMP: Should people over the state retirement age be encouraged to stay in paid employment?

OWJBREC: Are older workers discriminated against with regard to job recruitment?

OWJBPROM: Are older workers discriminated against with regard to job promotion?

OWJBSTAT: Are older workers discriminated against with regard to status or position in their organisation?

OWJBTRAN: Are older workers discriminated against with regard to job training?

UDISCEMP: Did an employer not treat you well because of your age?

FDISCEMP: Was a friend or family member not treated well by an employer because of their age?

RETGRAD: Would you prefer to retire gradually?

TRNPLUMB: Should a 16 year old or a 50 year old be offered an apprenticeship?

HEARTOP: Should an older or a younger man receive a heart by-pass first?

PEN9070: Is a pension of £90.70 per week a good deal?

STFINPEN: Is the financial provision made by the state for pensioners adequate?

AGEOLD: At what age do you think of someone as an ‘older person’?

UNPAID1: Have you raised or handled money in the last 12 months?

UNPAID2: Have you lead a group or been a member of a committee in the last 12 months?

UNPAID3: Have you organised or help run an activity in the last 12 months?

UNPAID4: Have you visited people in the last 12 months?

UNPAID5: Have you befriended or mentored people in the last 12 months?

UNPAID6: Have you coached in the last 12 months?

UNPAID7: Have you given advice or information in the last 12 months?

UNPAID8: Have you done secretarial, adminstrative or clerical work in the last 12 months?

UNPAID9: Have you provided transport in the last 12 months?

UNPAID10: Have you done representing in the last 12 months?

UNPAID11: Have you done promotion in the last 12 months?

UNPAID12: Have you done campaigning in the last 12 months?

UNPAID13: Have you given other practical help in the last 12 months?

UNPAID14: Have you helped in a church or religious organisation in the last 12 months?

UNPAID15: Have you collected or made things to be sold for charity in the last 12 months?

UNPAID16: Have you provided teaching or training in the last 12 months?

UNPAID17: Have you sold tickets in the last 12 months?

UNPAID18: Have you worked with young people in the last 12 months?

UNPAID19: Have you worked in a charity shop in the last 12 months?

OPMEDIA: Have you been aware of campaigns on behalf of older people in the media in the last 12 months?

OPPROGMS: Are you aware of programmes to encourage older people to take part in activities usually thought as for younger people?

AGEAWARE: Have you heard of “Age Awareness Week”?

OLDBOLD: Have you ever heard of the “Older and Bolder” initiative?




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