Facets of support related to well-being: quantitative social isolation and perceived family support in a sample of elderly women.

@article{Thompson1990FacetsOS,
  title={Facets of support related to well-being: quantitative social isolation and perceived family support in a sample of elderly women.},
  author={Michael G. G. Thompson and Kenneth Heller},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1990},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={535-44}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the independent and interactive relationships of measures of network embeddedness and perceived social support with mental and physical health measures from responses of a sample of 271 community-dwelling elderly women. Quantitative social isolation was measured as the co-occurrence of low network embeddedness with family and with friends. There was a threshold effect such that quantitatively isolated participants had poorer psychological well-being and… CONTINUE READING