Title

Social engagement versus isolation: The case of the aged in SRO hotels.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Jay Sokolovsky

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1980

Date Issued

January 1980

Date Available

June 2014

ISSN

0016-9013

Abstract

Studies of the elderly inhabitants of single room occupancy hotels have generally characterized them as lifelong loners who are unable to engage in affective interactions. Utilizing network analysis techniques, the sociability levels of aged hotel residents were reexamined. The results indicated that older residents had viable personal networks which provided both material and emotional support, although they were relatively isolated versus other urban samples. Recognition of these networks has important ramifications for service-providers and policy-makers.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in The Gerontologist, 20(1), 36-44. doi: 10.1093/geront/20.1.36

Language

en_US

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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