Discrimination and disability: Types of discrimination and association with trust, self-efficacy and life satisfaction among older Australians
AuthorTemple, JB; Kelaher, M; Brooke, L; Utomo, A; Williams, R
Source TitleAustralasian Journal on Ageing
AffiliationMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
School of Geography
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsTemple, J. B., Kelaher, M., Brooke, L., Utomo, A. & Williams, R. (2019). Discrimination and disability: Types of discrimination and association with trust, self-efficacy and life satisfaction among older Australians. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 39 (2), pp.122-130. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12747.
Access StatusOpen Access
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, race or ethnic group were cited as reasons for discrimination. Discrimination was reported across a variety of contexts, including everyday social interactions. Lower levels of trust, self-efficacy and life satisfaction were associated with exposure to disability discrimination. CONCLUSIONS: Focusing on disability discrimination alone underestimates the level of exposure to discrimination. Discrimination may reinforce social exclusion by reducing trust and self-efficacy in familial and community contexts.
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