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Perceived Social Networking in Ageing Adults

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, Human Development, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
  • 2Department of Home Science, Human Development, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
  • 3Department of Home Science, Human Development, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (10), Pages 44-47, October,2 (2016)


The present scenario as deference to ageing people clearly shows that their numbers have enlarged over the furthest few decades worldwide and influence to be so in the forthcoming years. Urbanization, modernization and globalization have led to change, in the financial formation, disintegrating of social values, exhausting of social values and social organizations such as the joint family. In this changing financial and social environment, the ageing generation is caught between the abatement in conventional values on one hand and the absence of sufficient social security system on the other. Social connections are a substantial issue for elderly as ordinary life occurrence may threaten the support connections of this age group. The prevalence of each type of support varies according to socioeconomic status, gender, age and ethnicity. Family, friends and neighbours are valuable sources of abutment to ageing people. These social connections help to buffer stress and depression and improve individual’s health and self-esteem. Social support is closely related to social network, family ties, friends and neighbours. Four main types of social network have been emotional, tangible, informational and companionship. Social connections and social support play important role in the quality of life of ageing adults in all societies and particularly where precise support and social assurance programs are not available.


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