| Published: September 22, 2021
Effect of Loneliness on Attachment Styles in Young Adults during Pandemic
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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© 2021, Swapnil S. & Sahai A.
Received: July 17, 2021; Revision Received: September 10, 2021; Accepted: September 22, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021