Social isolation and loneliness in old age : review and model refinement.

Wenger, G. Clare and Davies, Richard B. and Shahtahmasebi, Said and Scott, Anne (1995) Social isolation and loneliness in old age : review and model refinement. Ageing and Society, 16 (3). pp. 333-358. ISSN 1469-1779

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This paper reviews the empirical literature on social isolation and loneliness and identifies a wide range of published correlates. Using data from a study conducted in North Wales, which included many of the same correlated variables, a statistical modelling technique is used to refine models of isolation and loneliness by controlling for co-variance. The resulting models indicate that the critical factors for isolation are: marital status, network type and social class; and, for loneliness: network type, household composition and health.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ageing and Society
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Ageing and Society, 16 (3), pp 333-358 1995, © 1995 Cambridge University Press.
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 19681
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2008 14:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
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