Family and friend relationships among older and younger adults: interaction motivation, mood, and quality.

@article{OConnor1995FamilyAF,
  title={Family and friend relationships among older and younger adults: interaction motivation, mood, and quality.},
  author={Brian P. O'Connor},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1995},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={9-29}
}
This research examined relationships and life satisfaction among older and younger adults. Eighty-two independently-living older adults and ninety-one younger adults completed a variety of measures of their relationships with family and friends. For both groups the quality of relationships was a stronger predictor of life satisfaction than frequency of contact. For elderly people the quality of their relationships with friends was more important to life satisfaction than the quality of their… CONTINUE READING

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