This study tested the generalizability of the dependency-support script, a behavioral system describing and explaining dependent behaviors of the institutionalized elderly.
A comparative study with 22 community-dwelling elderly was conducted, which identified typical interaction patterns between the elderly and family members or home health nurses.
The dominant interaction pattern in the community setting, too, was the dependency-support script.
In addition, however, a significant social response to independent self-care behavior was observed, which created a highly ambivalent response contingency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Sénescence, Etablissement troisième âge, Analyse comportementale, Dépendance, Autonomie, Interaction sociale, Support social, Soin autogéré
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Senescence, Homes for the aged, Behavioral analysis, Dependence, Autonomy, Social interaction, Social support
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0629914
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.