ERIC Number: EJ504667
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Family and Friend Relationships among Older and Younger Adults: Interaction Motivation, Mood, and Quality.
O'Connor, Brian P.
International Journal of Aging & Human Development, v40 n1 p9-29 1995
In a study of relationships and life satisfaction, 82 independently-living older adults and 91 younger adults completed measures of their relationships with family and friends. For elderly people, the quality of relationships with their friends was more important than the quality of relationships with their children. The discussion focuses on how elderly people may have overly positive perceptions of their family relationships. (JPS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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