International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Emotional Support Exchange and Life Satisfaction

This study investigated emotional support exchange and the relation between the emotional support exchange and well-being within the context of the socio-emotional selectivity and exchange theory. Consequently, it was determined that the provision and receipt of emotional support decreased with age and older adults with reciprocal and balanced emotional support exchange had higher well-being. In other words, study findings supported the equity and quantity hypothesis.

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