International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2014)

A Study of Loneliness in Relation to Well-Being Among Adolescents

Authors: [1] Dr. Hameeda Shaheen [2] Dr. Musaddiq Jahan [3] Dr. Sayeeda Shaheen

Pages: 1-4


In the present scenario of changing social structures, social values, industrialization, and globalization, feeling of lonelinessis becoming a serious problem among adolescents which may impact their well-being. The present study was conducted to examine the association between loneliness andwell-beingamong high school students. The sample of the study involved 90 adolescents (males = 45, females = 45) between the age range of 13 and 17 years. Loneliness was assessed by the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale and well-being was measured by Well-Being Manifestation Measure Scale, which has six dimensions i.e. Control of self and events, Happiness, Social involvement, Self-esteem, Mental balance, and Sociability. The data were analyzed by using Pearson correlation coefficient and independent sample t-test. The results showed that there was significant negative relationship between loneliness and well-being. Among the subscales of well-being, only happiness, selfesteem, mental balance, and sociability were significantly negatively related to loneliness. The results also showed that there were no gender differences on any variable except on sociability dimension of well-being, which indicates that girls were significantly higher on sociability than boys.The study implicates the development of intervention strategies for reducing the feeling of loneliness so as to prevent its negative impacts on adolescent well-being.