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"We help each other": relational patterns among older Individuals in South African samples

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-27 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-16T09:15:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-16T09:15:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12557
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed to describe the reasons for the importance of relationships for older individuals living in urban and rural sites in South Africa. Participants were selected from urban (n = 50, males = 14, females = 36; mean age = 70, SD = 8.35) and rural (n = 50; males = 16 females = 34; mean age = 67, SD = 5.31) areas in the North West Province of South Africa. Thematic analysis was implemented to explore participants' important relationships and the reasons thereof. Both samples experienced provision and expectation of sustained support, personal identity and security via spiritual relatedness. Whereas the expression of affection for the nuclear family was unique to the urban sample, the rural sample expressed the need for dependable, trusting relationships. Interventions to improve relational well-being must consider a plurality of dimensions such as the self, others, the supernatural, and the unique social context. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RELATIONSHIPS en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject ELDERLY en
dc.title "We help each other": relational patterns among older Individuals in South African samples en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 14 en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Applied Research in Quality of Life en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10498 en
dc.PageNumber 1373-1392 en
dc.outputnumber 9474 en
dc.bibliographictitle Wilson, A., Wissing, M.P. & Schutte, L. (2018) "We help each other": relational patterns among older Individuals in South African samples. <i>Applied Research in Quality of Life</i>. 14:1373-1392. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Wilson, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Wissing, M.P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Schutte, L. en


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