GE80A Human Aging CH. 8,10 Review

GE80A Human Aging CH. 8,10 Review - Chapter 8 The family...

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Chapter 8 The family remains the core element of an individual’s social support system – Network of relatives, family, friends, and organizations that provides both emotional support, such as making the individual feel loved or comforted, and instrumental support, which refers to help in managing activities of daily living. Support Function – what network members do By employing grids researchers found that family provides more instrumental and friends more emotional Support Bank – deposits are made early in life course in anticipation of future needs, or withdrawals. Convoy model of social relations describes how social support systems operate over life course where family and friends surround each other and move through life Social relationships are dynamic and continuous, as people move into and out of them. Women have more social networks than men, more frequent contact with them, and more complex relationships They are more likely than men to be negatively affected by family tensions and stressful life events. Nuclear family – traditional 2-parent family husband, wife, child Extended family – network of familial relationships – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews – outside nuclear family. Family life has become more complex than it was in earlier times. Decreasing death rates and increasing divorce rates changing social systems structure
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GE80A Human Aging CH. 8,10 Review - Chapter 8 The family...

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