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| Published: September 22, 2021

Effect of Loneliness on Attachment Styles in Young Adults during Pandemic

Shrija Swapnil

BA(H) Applied Psychology (2018-21) Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences Amity University, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Anjali Sahai

Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.158


Loneliness can be understood as the perceived feeling of being alone. Attachment styles are the ways in which we form bonds or connections with people in social relationships. This study aims to establish the effect of loneliness on attachment styles in young adults during pandemic. A sample of 148 adults was taken between the age group of 18 to 35 years. Two psychological tools were used: UCLA’s Loneliness Scale by Russell, Peplau & Ferguson (1978) and Measure of Attachment Style by Ahmad, Jahan & Imtiaz (2016). Findings show that loneliness has an effect on ambivalent insecure, secure and avoidant insecure attachment styles.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021