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dc.contributor.authorPavlidis, George
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorMotel-Klingebiel, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorAartsen, Marja
dc.identifier.citationApplied Research in Quality of Life. 2022, .en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined from a gender-sensitive perspective the associations of exclusion from social relations (ESR) with the quality of life (QoL) of excluded older persons. Being satisfied with existing relations (i.e., network satisfaction) may be particularly important for the QoL of older persons with small networks, whereas the QoL of “network-less” older persons may be associated with their perception of solitude (i.e., solitude satisfaction). This study examined the moderating role of network satisfaction (NS) in the gendered associations between network size and QoL, as well as the gendered associations of solitude satisfaction (SS) with the QoL of older “network-less” persons. In addition, the comparative disadvantages in the QoL of “network-less” older persons with low-to-high SS, compared to the QoL of socially embedded persons with low-to-high NS were examined. Cross-sectional gender stratified secondary analyses of data from participants (N=72.433) in the Survey on Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) did not provide convincing evidence that a higher NS is particularly important for the QoL of older persons with smaller networks. Among older “network-less” persons, lower SS was associated with lower QoL, comparatively more so among older women. Older persons embedded in a social network with low NS, as well as older “networkless” persons with low SS, have comparatively the lowest levels of QoL. It was concluded that the subjective evaluation of social relations and the subjective evaluation of solitude are associated with gendered disadvantages in the QoL of older persons challenged by ESR.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by the following grants: Austria Science Fund (I4210/GNP187), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TJ03000002), Irish Research Council (GNP-187), Ministry of Science & Technology (MSTS3-15667), The Research Council of Norway (299859), Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (PCI2019-103627), Swedish Research Council (2018−00929). The study was partially supported by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (2020-00039). Open access funding provided by Linköping University.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectOlder personsen_US
dc.subjectSocial networksen_US
dc.subjectNetwork satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectSolitude satisfactionen_US
dc.titleNetwork and solitude satisfaction as modifiers of disadvantages in the quality of life of older persons who are challenged by exclusion from social relations: a gender stratified analysisen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2022en_US
dc.source.journalApplied Research in Quality of Lifeen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 299859en_US
dc.relation.projectFonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung: I4210/GNP187en_US
dc.relation.projectTechnologická agentura České republiky: TJ03000002en_US
dc.relation.projectAn Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn: GNP-187en_US
dc.relation.projectMinistry of Science & Technology: MSTS3-15667en_US
dc.relation.projectMinisterio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades: PCI2019-103627en_US
dc.relation.projectVetenskapsrådet: 2018−00929en_US

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