ERIC Number: EJ630635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Age-Related Patterns in Social Networks among European Americans and African Americans: Implications for Socioemotional Selectivity across the Life Span.
Fung, Helene H.; Carstensen, Laura L.; Lang, Frieder, R.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v52 n3 p185-206 2001
Tests socioemotional selectivity theory among African Americans and European Americans. Older people reported as many close partners but fewer peripheral partners as their younger counterparts, thus confirming the theory. A greater percentage of close social partners in social networks related to lower levels of happiness among the young age group only. Discusses findings for social functioning across the life span. (JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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