Continuity and change in friendships in advanced old age: findings from the Berkeley older generation study.

@article{Field1999ContinuityAC,
  title={Continuity and change in friendships in advanced old age: findings from the Berkeley older generation study.},
  author={Douglas G Field},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={325-46}
}
A longitudinal study of friendships between young-old and old-old adults found far more continuity than change in amount of contact with friends. Nevertheless, activities with casual friends more often occurred in groups, whereas activities with close friends were more often concerned with exchanging confidences, with sharing interesting experiences and… CONTINUE READING