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dc.contributor.authorClark, D Matthew T
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Natalie J
dc.contributor.authorTobin, Stephanie J
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T02:43:21Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T02:43:21Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0146-1672
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0146167214557007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173101
dc.description.abstractWe examined changes in loneliness over time. Study 1 was a cross-temporal meta-analysis of 48 samples of American college students who completed the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale (total N = 13,041). In Study 1, loneliness declined from 1978 to 2009 (d = −0.26). Study 2 used a representative sample of high school students from the Monitoring the Future project (total N = 385,153). In Study 2, loneliness declined from 1991 to 2012. Declines were similar among White students (d = −0.14), Black students (d = −0.17), male students (d = −0.11), and female students (d = −0.11). Different loneliness factors showed diverging trends. Subjective isolation declined (d = −0.20), whereas social network isolation increased (d = 0.06). We discuss the declines in loneliness within the context of other cultural changes, including changes to group membership and personality.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom78
dc.relation.ispartofpageto89
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.titleDeclining Loneliness Over Time: Evidence From American Colleges and High Schools
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorLoxton, Natalie J.


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