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Correlates of loneliness among university students

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#23 of 233)
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Title
Correlates of loneliness among university students
Published in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2008
DOI 10.1186/1753-2000-2-29
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Authors

Ugur Özdemir, Tarik Tuncay

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate level of loneliness, essential needs during university education, and relationships between loneliness, essential needs, and characteristics of university students. A sample comprising 721 students participated in the study. The mean age was 21.58 (SD = 1.73) with a range from 18 to 25. The majority of the students were female (70.6%) and were living in students' dormitory (67.5%) with low (87.8%) income, away from their parents. The UCLA-R loneliness scale and sociodemographic questionnaire which includes an open-ended question on essential needs during university education were administered. Pearson-Product-Moment correlations were used to explore the relationships between participants' loneliness, needs, and characteristics. It was found that 60.2% of the participants experienced loneliness. Economical support (81.6%), social interaction (46.9%) and psychosocial support (35%) were the essential needs during university education reported by the participants. The study findings indicate that there were significant relationships between the needs of economical support, social interaction, and loneliness level of university students. Results also show that there were significant relationships among romantic relationship, parents' status and loneliness. Participants' loneliness levels were relatively higher who had not any romantic relationship and were not from married families. The findings of this study provided essential information, about Turkish university students, concerning: level of loneliness and relationships that exist among loneliness, needs and sociodemographic characteristics. The findings also suggest implications for psychosocial practice. Because of the mean of loneliness were found to be high (45.49 +/- 10.07), for this study, professionals need to pay attention to Turkish university students' psychosocial state, and need to empower them in establishing social relations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 100 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Master 11 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Researcher 7 7%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 24 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 40 39%
Social Sciences 13 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 7%
Computer Science 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 8 8%
Unknown 29 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2014.
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