Social Disengagement Theory


Social Disengagement Theory

Disengagement- To withdraw from involvement.


  • 1961
  • ******* and Henry
  • Proposed that older people naturally withdrw from social involvement as they get older

Common issues that limit social interaction and back uo the SD Theory:

  • Ill Health
  • Geographical Mobility 
  • Retirement 
  • Ill Health of Friends and Relatives
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