ERIC Number: EJ452527
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Assessments of Social Support Exchanges: Cognitions of the Old-Old.
Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit; Talbott, Maria M.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v35 n2 p125-43 1992
Explored perceptions of 31 old-old adults regarding exchanges in their social relationships. Qualitative methodology identified six cognitive mechanisms used to assess equity in social exchanges. Their use appeared associated with both beneficial and detrimental subjective reactions. Findings suggest that cognitive mechanisms are important focus of inquiry because they mediate relationship between social exchanges and well-being. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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