Title

Emotional And Social-Isolation Among Older French-Canadian Seasonal Residents In Florida - A Comparison With The English Canadian Seasonal Residents

Title - Alternative

J. Gerontol. Soc. Work

Keywords

Geriatrics & Gerontology; Social Work

Abstract

This study focuses on: (1) an examination of the relationship between the emotional and social isolation experienced by older French Canadian seasonal residents of Florida; and (2) a comparison of the emotional and social isolation of the French Canadian sample with their English Canadian counterparts (Mullins, Woodland & Putnam, 1989). Among these French Canadians, emotional isolation was related to living alone, but only among those under 70 years of age, males and those in poor health, and among those who were under 70 years of age who had fewer children. A comparison of the relationship between social and emotional isolation between the French and English Canadians shows the results to be more different than similar. The conclusions drawn from these findings point to the importance of considering living arrangements ethnocultural background, and age, gender and health to understanding and coping with emotional isolation.

Publication Title

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Volume

19

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

83

Last Page

106

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992JY40800005

ISSN

0163-4372

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