Category Archives: Special 50th Anniversary Issue, Vol. 50. 3-4, 2013

Loneliness, Social Anxiety and Bullying Victimization in Young People: A Literature Review by Marilyn Campbell

Loneliness is a distressing, complex, universal phenomena. This review focuses on loneliness in children and adolescents, specifically examining research on the relationship between young people’s social anxiety and loneliness and the role of bullying victimization and loneliness. The three concepts … Continue reading

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Marital Distress, Loneliness and Children’s Adjustment by Ami Sha’ked, Ami Rokach, & Rachel Morris

This article explored the relationships among three interrelated components: marital distress, emotional loneliness and children psychological adjustment. We delineated major emotional consequences of chronically distressed marriages that deprive partners of intimacy, security and support. They include disengagement and emotional loneliness; … Continue reading

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The Relation of Parental Caregiving and Attachment to Well-Being and Loneliness in Emerging Adults by Bryn A. Robinson, Enrico DiTommaso, Yvonne Barrett, & Eima Hajizadeh

The present research investigated the relationship between adult attachment and parental caregiving and a two-dimensional mental health model (well-being and maladjustment) in an emerging adult sample (i.e., 18-35 years of age). Two-hundred and thirteen university students completed self-report measures of … Continue reading

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Loneliness in School Age Children: An Integrative Review of Quantitative Studies by Laurie Theeke, Donte Newsom, Jennifer Mallow, Joanne Watson, Amy Miner, & Kacie Legg

The prevalence of loneliness is reported to be as high as 20% for school-age children. The purpose of this paper is to present an integrative review of quantitative studies of loneliness in samples of school age children. Thirty-six articles are … Continue reading

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E-Communication, Virtual Friends, and Sense of Coherence as Predictors of Loneliness Among Children with Learning Disabilities by Adi Sharabi

This study examined the role of online communication and of sense of coherence (SOC) in explaining social distress (loneliness) among children with learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 590 elementary school students (ages 10-12 years, grades 5-6) in urban areas of … Continue reading

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The Experience of Loneliness Among Children With Special Educational Needs by Malka Margalit & Ilana Raskind

Loneliness can be a distressing feeling reflecting perceptions of critical failure in achieving valued interpersonal needs.  Students with special educational needs (SEN, UNESCO, 2011), are currently defined by what they cannot do; by milestones unmet, activities avoided, and experiences denied because … Continue reading

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When Boredom Causes Distress: A Qualitative Study Of Internalized Boredom by Linda Wechter-Ashkin & Rikki Ashkin

Research suggests that many college freshmen are experiencing emotional, social, and academic distress due to the phenomenon of internalized boredom. This condition includes feelings of irritability, restlessness, loneliness, and general dissatisfaction. This qualitative study examines how internalized boredom is experienced, … Continue reading

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Solitude in Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Research Literature by Evangelia P. Galanaki

Although there is a substantial body of research on loneliness in children and adolescents, there is relatively less research evidence on solitude, as a state of being alone, and more specifically, on facets of solitude such as attitude toward aloneness, … Continue reading

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Loneliness in Schools: Teachers, Students and Their Peers by Ami Rokach & Ami Sha’ked

Loneliness is a universal experience that does not respect the boundaries of age, gender, race, marital or socio – economic status and it may be either persistent and continuous or short lived.  This review article examines loneliness and its correlates … Continue reading

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Mothers’ and Fathers’ Loneliness During Pregnancy, Infancy and Toddlerhood by Niina Junttila, Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth, Minna Aromaa, Päivi Rautava, Jorma Piha, Marja Vauras, Hanna Lagström & Hannele Räihä

This study aimed to confirm the social and emotional factors of the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russell, Peplau, & Cutrona, 1980) by evaluating mothers’ and fathers’ loneliness and to study the stability of parents’ loneliness during pregnancy, the child’s infancy, … Continue reading

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