Self-construal moderates age differences in social network characteristics.

  title={Self-construal moderates age differences in social network characteristics.},
  author={Dannii Yuen-lan Yeung and Helene H L Fung and Frieder R. Lang},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={23 1},
In this study, the authors examined age differences in social network characteristics (SNC) among Hong Kong Chinese. The sample consisted of 596 Chinese adults, ranging from 18 to 91 years old. Age was positively associated with close social partners and negatively associated with peripheral social partners. For individuals who were more likely to define the self as interconnected with others (i.e., interdependent self-construal), increasing age was associated with a greater number of close… CONTINUE READING