[Friendships among the elderly].

  • Phillip Dykstra
  • Published 1987 in Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie


The present study examined whether the specific functions that are generally ascribed to friends, are also fulfilled by other types of close relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 46 men and women between the ages of 65 and 75, and living in their own homes. The majority of the romantic partners, sons (in-law), daughters (in-law… (More)


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@article{Dykstra1987FriendshipsAT, title={[Friendships among the elderly].}, author={Phillip Dykstra}, journal={Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie}, year={1987}, volume={18 3}, pages={173-8} }