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ERIC Number: ED472963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Loneliness in Old Age: The Effects of Culture on Coping with It.
Rokach, Ami
The present study examined the techniques that the elderly in North America and Portugal employ in coping with loneliness. The present study results indicated that cultural background does affect the manner in which the elderly cope with loneliness, particularly in their use of Reflection and acceptance, Distancing and denial, and Religion and faith. No gender differences were found in either culture, nor did culture influence the techniques which men employed to cope with loneliness. A significant difference was found where the mean subscale scores of Canadian and Portuguese women were compared. (Contains 27 references and 2 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Portugal