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Generational Usage of Social Support. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1905663
  • October 2008
  • 112 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Las Vegas, Nevada, as the fastest growing
metropolitan area in the United States, represents
the perfect microcosm in which to look at the ways
younger (30-45 years of age) and older adults (65
years of age and older) attempt to deal with
different and similar life stressors such as
illness, companionship, time constraints, financial
constraints, mobility, and distance from family
members. Rather than feeling isolated due to
geographic distance, participants in this pilot
study used a variety of means to stay in contact
with key members of their social support network,
including computer-mediated communication. They also
refocused their time and energy to make these
interactions more meaningful. The findings of this
study into generational differences in the structure
and usage of social support networks in a mobile
society may be helpful to government and social
service agencies in assessing the types of services
offered in major metropolitan areas to assist
families cope with aging relatives.

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Jeannine Klein.
Jeannine E. Klein, Ph.D., teaches psychology in the University
of Nevada system. Her research into social support usage, gender
and aging continues, with specific emphasis on the shift of
roles between children as caregiver and aging parents. Dr. Klein
received her doctorate from Saybrook Graduate School and
Research Center.

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