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International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n6 p1021-1029 2016

The research addresses the peculiarities of self-regulation of loneliness experience of elderly people living in care homes. The population of the study consisted of 60 elderly people (65-80 years old). 30 of them live in families with spouses and children and 30 persons live in the State residential social service institution. It was found that elderly people who live in the social care residence show a higher level of sense of loneliness and lower level of involvement than those living with families. Reduction of the sense of loneliness of the care home residents correlates with high level of mindfulness and using such defense mechanisms as denial and intellectualization, projection and displacement. Reduction of the sense of loneliness of the elderly people who live in families directly correlates with high mindfulness, high hardiness and usage of the following defense mechanisms: regression, projection and displacement. In the senior care residents' sample group strong sense of loneliness directly correlates with high hardiness and risk taking.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Social Isolation, Psychological Patterns, Older Adults, Residential Care, Residential Institutions, Adjustment (to Environment), Place of Residence, Family Environment, Defense Mechanisms, Correlation, Risk, Coping, Statistical Analysis

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Autor: Abitov, Ildar R.; Gorodetskaya, Inna M.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3990&id=EJ1114446







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