Xiaoyan Zhang publishes research on intergenerational emotional cohesion and loneliness

Lerner Fellow Xiaoyan (Amanda) Zhang

Lerner Fellow Xiaoyan Zhang publishes new research in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. They found that Intergenerational Emotional Cohesion (IEC) was negatively related to loneliness, which in turn was associated with depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Further, this indirect pathway linking IEC and depressive symptoms (but not life satisfaction) was positively conditioned on the size of friendship ties.