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Territorial behaviour in the sitting rooms of four residential homes for old people
Author(s)Alan Lipman
Corporate AuthorWelsh School of Architecture
Journal titleBritish Journal of Geriatric Practice, vol 5, no 2, June 1968
PublisherCardiff, June 1968
Pagespp 265-277
KeywordsCare homes ; Behaviour ; Living rooms.
AnnotationTwo behaviour patterns observed in the sitting rooms of four homes for old people are reported: the rigid, formal arrangement of the furniture, and persistent occupation by residents of particular chairs. Possible functions of this territorial behaviour are suggested in terms of resident's apparent attempts to establish and sustain their personal and social identities in congregate institutional life.
Accession NumberCPA-930824087 A
ClassmarkKW: DM: YD6 *

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