dc.contributor.authorSaranya, Mahendran
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-10T06:24:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-10T06:24:22Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/70060
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to study how Singaporean elderly build/maintain formal and informal social networks, as well as determining the effectiveness of various networks in providing opportunities for the elderly to socialise and acquire social support. Data was obtained by conducting semi-structured interviews and administering the Lubbens Social Network 6-Point Scale on a diverse group of 15 seniors. Results showed that majority of the elderly maintain their network, instead of building it. Formal networks are found to be effective in aiding the elderly who do not have substantial familial and informal ties. Finally, relevant solutions that may enable the elderly to age successfully are suggested.en_US
dc.format.extent35 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciencesen_US
dc.titleSingaporean elderly social networks: Exploring how formal and informal social networks enable successful ageingen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorXiao Hongen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US


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