Relational closeness of elderly interaction: Implications for life satisfaction

Jon F. Nussbaum

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The purpose of this investigation is to explore the network of relational closeness for individuals over the age of 65 as it relates to life satisfaction. One hundred twenty elderly individuals living in three separate living environments completed the Adult Commu­nication Survey. Results indicate a relationship between the network of closeness of communication and reported life satisfaction. These findings гиге complex, mitigated by living environment tmd the partner of the interaction. Implications of these findings for the communication researcher and practitioner are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-243
Number of pages15
JournalWestern Journal of Speech Communication
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication


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