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CERQUERA CORDOBA, Ara Mercedes; MELENDEZ MERCHAN, Carolina  and  VILLABONA GALARZA, Claudia Bibiana. Identificación de los estereotipos sobre envejecimiento femenino, presentes en un grupo de mujeres jóvenes. Pensam. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.1, pp.77-88. ISSN 1657-8961.

Objective. This study aims to identify aging female stereotypes presented by a group of young women from Bucaramanga (Colombia). Method. A population of 40 women aged between 20 and 30 years were tested by two data-collection instruments: Aging female stereotypes and Aging female stereotypes of women from Bucaramanga (CABI). Results. Fourteen positive stereotypes, such as middle-aged women who manage better money than men; beauty and health associated to high self-esteem were identified and divided into five categories: physical appearance, intellectual, personality traits, social roles and housework. Conclusion. It was concluded that the aging process is understood not only as a process that involves losses as has been stereotyped by society, but may also provide some advantages related to women's life experiences such as body image, cognitive activity and interpersonal relationships. Having healthy lifestyles during youth may lead to successful aging.

Keywords : Old age; female aging; stereotypes.

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