ERIC Number: EJ391665
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Friendships in Later Life: Definitions and Maintenance Patterns.
Roberto, Karen A.; Kimboko, Priscilla J.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v28 n1 p9-19 1989
Examined meaning and maintenance of friend relationships among 41 male and 74 female older adults. Men and women tended to agree on characteristics of friend; gender differences emerged when they differentiated between "friend" and "close friend." Older women were more likely than older men to consider friends made earlier in life as still part of their friend network. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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