Levels of LonelinessAyoma, Karla CaressaBajana, Sheema B.Flores, Cil AntonetteGaldo, GenevaMuñoz, ReginaOcaña, Kim
Loneliness is a universal human emotion, yet it isboth complex and unique to each individual.Loneliness has no single common cause, so thepreventions and treatments for this damaging state ofmind vary dramatically. - Kendra Cherry
Loneliness- a state of mind- causes people to feel empty, alone and unwanted- Loneliness, according to many experts, is not necessarily about being alone. Instead, it is the perception of being alone and isolated that matters most
Causes of Loneliness• According to research by John Cacioppo, a University of Chicago psychologist and one of the top loneliness experts, loneliness is strongly connected to genetics. Other contributing factors include situational variables, such as physical isolation, moving to a new location and divorce. The death of someone significant in a persons life can also lead to feelings of loneliness.
Loneliness can also be attributed to internalfactors such as low self-esteem. People wholack confidence in themselves often believethat they are unworthy of the attention orregard of other people. This can lead toisolation and chronic loneliness.
Theories of Loneliness• Loneliness holds that deficiencies in specific provisions of social relationships contribute to specific types of lonely feelings• Loneliness arises from social skill deficits and personality traits that impair the formation and maintenance of social relationships• Loneliness is aversive, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
• The quality of the relationship determines the degree of protection against loneliness.• Loneliness is associated with shyness, neuroticism, and depressive symptoms, as well as low self- esteem, pessimism, low conscientiousness, and disagreeableness.• Some social circumstances are fairly uniformly associated with an increased tendency toward loneliness
Lonely feelings are typically measured using avariety of items that assess the degree to whichrespondents endorse thoughts and feelingscharacteristic of loneliness (e.g., “I feel alone,” “Ilack companionship,” “I do not feel part of agroup of friends”). The result is a continuum inwhich the intensity and/or frequency of lonelyfeelings can range from very low (i.e., equivalentto feelings of social connectedness) to very high.On average, lonely feelings are low to moderatein the general population with only a relativelysmall percentage of individuals experiencingintense lonely feelings at any given time. Whenasked simply whether or not they are currentlyfeeling lonely, approximately twenty percent ofthe population will respond affirmatively.
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