A qualitative variant of the friendship scale: bereaved young adults and social isolation

McNess, Andrew 2005, A qualitative variant of the friendship scale: bereaved young adults and social isolation, in Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Quality of Life, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 1-9.


Title A qualitative variant of the friendship scale: bereaved young adults and social isolation
Author(s) McNess, Andrew
Conference name Australian Conference on Quality of Life (7th : 2005 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Deakin University, Toorak, Australia
Conference dates 24th November 2005
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Quality of Life
Editor(s) Blore, J.
Gluskie, A.
MacKay, Y.
Publication date 2005
Conference series Australian Conference on Quality of Life
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Summary This paper will examine how qualitative research into bereaved young adults’ experiences of social isolation can constitute a qualitative variant on the study of social isolation to Hawthorne’s quantitative ‘Friendship Scale’ (FS). As an instrument for measuring social isolation, the FS derives primarily from a particular dimension of social support; that is, the individual’s sense of connection to other people. This sense of connection to others is similarly a principal concern in the author’s study of bereaved young siblings (aged 18-30). The death of a close family member is commonly identified by researchers as the most debilitating stressor in everyday life. How then does this major life stressor impact on the individual’s sense of social connectedness?
ISBN 174156039X
9781741560398
Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009816

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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