A comparative analysis of the relationship between communication apprehension and loneliness for elderly nursing home and non-nursing home residents

Valerie C. Downs, Manoochehr Javidi, Jon F. Nussbaum

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Utilizing the socio-environmental perspective, this investigation compared feelings of com­munication apprehension and perceived loneliness between nursing home and non-nursing home residents. Results indicate that communication apprehension consistently and significantly predicts perceived loneliness for non-nursing home residents, but fails to predict perceived loneliness for nursing home residents. Demographic information describ­ing the two groups of subjects is also compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-320
Number of pages13
JournalWestern Journal of Speech Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication

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