‘Identifying characteristics of adolescents with persistent loneliness during COVID-19: A multi-country eight-wave longitudinal study’
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances
Elevated loneliness experiences characterise young people. While loneliness at this developmental juncture may emerge from age-typical upheaval in social relationships, there is little data on the extent to which young people experience high and persistent levels of loneliness, and importantly, who is most vulnerable to these experiences. Using the widespread social restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which precipitated loneliness in many, we aimed to examine adolescents’ loneliness profiles across time and the demographic predictors (age, sex, and country) of more severe trajectories.
Authors: Laura Riddleston, Meenakshi Shukla, Iris Lavi, Eloise Saglio, Delia Fuhrmann, Rakesh Pandey, Tushar Singh, Pamela Qualter, Jennifer Y. F. Lau
First published: 08 November 2023
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