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| Published: December 22, 2020

Social-emotional loneliness and life satisfaction

Shaikh Soheel Jaleel

Lecturer, Department of Psychology Mualana Azad College, Town Hall, Aurangabad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.095/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.095


The intent of this study was to examine the effects of social and emotional loneliness on life satisfaction. Gender differences in loneliness is examined, too. A sample of 396 (172 male, 224 female) university students were selected from Azad College. The short version of Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale for Adults (SELSA-S); the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS); and Demographic Information Form. Results of the independent t-test revealed that gender has an effect on loneliness levels of the students and male students reported significantly greater emotional loneliness than female students. In addition, the results of stepwise regression, indicated that social and emotional loneliness were significant negative predictors of the life satisfaction, however emotional loneliness was stronger predictor, rather than social loneliness.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020