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Online Social Networks and Subjective Well-being of Older Australians: Network Homogeneity, Social Capital and Negative Interactions

Raissi, Mahin


This thesis studies the personal networks of older Australians and their associations with subjective well-being (SWB) by focusing on three main characteristics of social networks: homogeneity (connecting with similar people), social capital (access to resources) and negative interactions. Using an innovative purpose-built Facebook application, data on personal networks of 105 Australians aged 50 years and over is collected in two parts. This ...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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