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|Title:||Social isolation, loneliness & older people: The case of Iranians|
Behavioural & Social Sciences in Health
quality of life
|Abstract:||The purpose of this paper is to study a group of elderly people in relation to social isolation and loneliness in older people and the effects it has on a person's well being. Social isolation and loneliness occurs in people of all ages but may be a particular problem in the older generation. The emphasis of this paper is placed upon social isolation and loneliness of a group of elderly Iranians living in metropolitan Sydney. The results showed that all the elderly participants of this study felt isolated and lonely in Australia. The causes had to do with their level of proficiency in the English language, loss and grief due to leaving their homeland and losing friends, political conflict in the Iranian community and the need for meaningful social support networks.|
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|Department/Unit/Centre:||Behavioural & Social Sciences in Health|
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|Type of Work:||Technical Report|
|Appears in Collections:||Honours and Postgraduate Coursework theses – Health Sciences|
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