Being alone in later life: Loneliness, social isolation and living alone

  • Victor C
  • Scambler S
  • Bond J
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Examines the concepts of loneliness, isolation, and living alone and considers the key correlates of these concepts. Although there is not a perfect relationship, it seems that similar social factors are associated with these various concepts, and are summarized as personal and demographic characteristics, resources, and life events. The author concludes by highlighting major limitations in the reviewed research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Christina Victor

  • Sasha Scambler

  • John Bond

  • Ann Bowling

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