Social network type and social support among the old-old

Citation
H. Litwin et R. Landau, Social network type and social support among the old-old, J AGING ST, 14(2), 2000, pp. 213-228
Citations number
37
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF AGING STUDIES
ISSN journal
0890-4065 → ACNP
Volume
14
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
213 - 228
Database
ISI
SICI code
0890-4065(200006)14:2<213:SNTASS>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Application of a unique social network inventory in a sample of persons age 75 and older in the Tel Aviv vicinity confirmed the presence of four disti nct network types: kin, family-intensive, friend-focused, and diffuse-ties. The kin network was found to offer the greatest degree of support, and the family-intensive type, the least. The network type construct proved to be a significant predictor of social support even when taking into account res pondents' living arrangements, physical disability level, and personal copi ng resources.