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Online support communities for older people: investigating network patterns and characteristics of social support

Online support communities for older people: investigating network patterns and characteristics... My PhD research aims to identify the components of social support in online support communities for older people. Findings will show how older people support each other in these online communities and how they form a social network based on their communication activities. In addition, my PhD research will reveal how different characteristics of social support evolve and change over time. I will investigate how relationships between older people form, dissolve, and are reconstructed within online support communities, and how individual members are integrated and take on certain roles and responsibilities within the community. Based on the findings, a descriptive model that conceptualises the exchange of social support in online support communities for older people will be developed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

Online support communities for older people: investigating network patterns and characteristics of social support

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1558-2337
DOI
10.1145/1328567.1328574
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Abstract

My PhD research aims to identify the components of social support in online support communities for older people. Findings will show how older people support each other in these online communities and how they form a social network based on their communication activities. In addition, my PhD research will reveal how different characteristics of social support evolve and change over time. I will investigate how relationships between older people form, dissolve, and are reconstructed within online support communities, and how individual members are integrated and take on certain roles and responsibilities within the community. Based on the findings, a descriptive model that conceptualises the exchange of social support in online support communities for older people will be developed.

Journal

ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Sep 1, 2007

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