ERIC Number: EJ486119
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Importance of Emotional and Social Isolation to Loneliness among Very Old Rural Adults.
Dugan, Elizabeth; Kivett, Vira R.
Gerontologist, v34 n3 p340-46 Jun 1994
Examined relative importance of emotional and social isolation to loneliness among very old rural adults (n=119). Found that emotional isolation, specifically loss of spouse, accounted for more loneliness than did social isolation. Hearing acuity and visits with siblings (social isolation variables) also were significant predictors of loneliness. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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