Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Keywords

Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The study was undertaken to explore the extent to which the young elderly interact socially with their siblings. Information on the elder's adult children was presented as a base for comparison. An extensive survey of the literature provided information on the current knowledge of the elderly and their family relationships. Data was collected from 79 subjects, participants at Senior Centre, who completed a self-administered questionnaire. Demographic data on subjects was provided. The major finding of the study showed that contact and participation was not as frequent with the siblings as it was with adult children. However data revealed that siblings are an important part of the social support network of the young elderly. In view of these findings there appeared to be some justification for helping professionals to include siblings in the social support network of the young elderly. Finally, suggested areas for future research on relationships of the young elderly were presented. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .M254. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0574. Thesis (M.S.W.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.

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