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Informal social support networks of African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American older adults

TitleInformal social support networks of African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American older adults
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTaylor, RJoseph, Hernandez, E, Nicklett, EJ, Taylor, HOwen, Chatters, LM
Book TitleHandbook of minority aging
Pagination417-434
PublisherSpringer Publishing Co; US
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-0-8261-0963-7 (Paperback), 978-0-8261-0964-4 (PDF)
Accession NumberBook: 2013-26687-026
Keywords*Aging, *Coping Behavior, *Mental Health, *Social Support, *Stress, Gerontology [2860], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), social support networks, older adults, coping behavior, mental health issues, stress, us
Abstract(from the chapter) Informal social support networks are critical for individuals of all ages but especially for older adults who are dealing with difficult life circumstances. Research has shown that support is important both in daily life as well as in coping with issues such as poverty, serious health problems, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, and the death of loved ones. The goal of this chapter is to provide a selective review of research on social support among older African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American adults. Other chapters in this book focus on the influence of social support on mental and physical health, including the role of social support in the stress and coping process and in caregiving. This chapter focuses on social support as a dependent variable in relation to different sources and types of aid provided to older African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American adults. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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