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Analysis of the communication network of elderly people in Japanese rural areas

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  • Sumire HIROTA
    Faculty of Liberal Arts for Global Studies and Leadership, Tokyo Jogakkan College

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  • 農村居住高齢者のコミュニケーション・ネットワークの分析
  • ノウソン キョジュウ コウレイシャ ノ コミュニケーション ネットワーク ノ ブンセキ

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Abstract

Everyday communication behaviors of 130 elderly people in Japanese rural areas were analyzed through Hayashi's quantification method type 3. Results revealed that communication with family members was the main dimension, and that their four main types of social networks were consistent with those found in previous studies. There was a significant difference in the number of household members constituting the four types, but the private restricted type did not prove to have the least number of household members. The family dependent type had the least tendency to sympathize with people having committed suicide due problems with their family business, and this type also had the lowest level of anxiety. The local self-contained type had a significantly higher level of anxiety about the care they would receive in the future. An understanding of these types should aid in appropriate provision of social support for elderly people.

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  • CRID
    1390282679468570880
  • NII Article ID
    110002785385
  • NII Book ID
    AN10049127
  • DOI
    10.14966/jssp.kj00003724897
  • ISSN
    21891338
    09161503
  • NDL BIB ID
    6790119
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
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