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Psicologia para América Latina

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RESENDE, Marineia Crosara de; BONES, Vanessa Mistieri; SOUZA, Ive Sene  y  GUIMARAES, Najara Knipel. Rede de relações sociais e satisfação com a vida de adultos e idosos. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2006, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1870-350X.

Purposes: This investigation examined the adult's social network configuration and their satisfaction with their social relationships and their life satisfaction. We carried out an investigation with 90 adults with age between 25 and 85 years, who answered the instruments: a)identification questionnaire; b)Social network diagram; c)complementary questions about social network satisfaction; d)Life satisfaction scale. The descriptive analysis indicated that 4 persons (on average) are part of the adults' social network. The participants told to be very satisfied with their social relationship network. Most of the participants told high levels of life satisfaction, positive expectation with life in their future. The people that present larger life satisfaction current are those that receive more affective support, the persons who can count on others for instrumental support believe that they will be more satisfied in the future. The social network are important sources of social support and are related to the subjective well-being's sense.

Palabras clave : Social relations; Life satisfaction; Social support; Gerontology.

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