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Cultural specificity of socioemotional selectivity: age differences in social network composition among Germans and Hong Kong Chinese

Fung, H.H.; Stoeber, F.S.; Yeung, D.Yuen-lan.; Lang, F.R.

Journals of Gerontology. Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 63(3): P156-P164


ISSN/ISBN: 1079-5014
PMID: 18559680
DOI: 10.1093/geronb/63.3.p156
Accession: 030759258

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We examined age differences in social network composition among 330 Germans and 330 Hong Kong Chinese, aged 20 to 91 years. We measured social network composition with the Social Convoy Questionnaire. In both cultures, older age was associated with the same number of close social partners and fewer peripheral social partners than was younger age.

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