The association of social support networks and loneliness with negative perceptions of ageing: Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Ziggi Ivan Santini, Ai Koyanagi, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Josep Maria Haro, Vibeke Koushede

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Abstract

It is well known that negative ageing perceptions have various detrimental effects on indicators of successful ageing, but less is known about the role of social support networks and loneliness in ageing perceptions. The objective of this study was therefore to assess the association of social networks, relationship quality and loneliness with negative ageing perceptions in late life. Cross-sectional data on 6,912 adults aged â

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1090
Number of pages21
JournalAgeing and Society
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ageing
  • loneliness
  • older adults
  • perceptions of ageing
  • social isolation
  • social networks
  • social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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