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Social engagement versus isolation: The case of the aged in SRO hotels.
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  • Carl Cohen
  • Jay Sokolovsky
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Jay Sokolovsky

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1980
Date Issued
January 1980
Date Available
June 2014
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.
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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
Citation Information
Cohen, C.I. & Sokolovsky, J. (1980). Social engagement versus isolation: The case of the aged in SRO hotels. The Gerontologist, 20(1), 36-44. doi: 10.1093/geront/20.1.36