Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Loneliness & Young People

No description
by

Atika Gupta

on 11 June 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Loneliness & Young People

Loneliness &
Young People

Types of Loneliness
Social
Emotional
Relational
Familial
Loneliness in Young Adults
Four Theories
Existing Solutions
Methodology
Experiences & Reasons
Exam Period
Moving
Break-Ups
Lack of Time
Lack of Trusted People
Homesickness
Expectations
THANK YOU!
De Jong Gierveld's Definition
"A situation experienced by the individual as one where there is an unpleasant or inadmissible lack of (quality of) certain relationships. This includes situations in which a number of existing relationships is smaller than considered desirable or admissible or situations where the intimacy one wishes for has not been realised. Thus, loneliness is seen to involve the manner in which a person experiences and evaluates his or her isolation and lack of communication with other people."
1. Attachment

2. Transition

3. Social Network Requirements

4. Rejection Sensitivity
Quantitative Analysis
Strategies
Social contact
Talking
Media
Staying active
Support Mechanisms
Anonymous Services
Counseling/Advice
Genuine Support
Ways & Spaces to Communicate
Don't know!

"More talk in the media and online about how these feelings [of loneliness] are common."
"I think mental illness is an issue that is not socially accepted to talk about enough. Therefore, I support any charity trying to change this perception."
Limitations
&
Future Directions (in research)
Recommendations
Quick Stats
Reported feeling lonely:
50% in person
57.5% online
“[There is] lack of genuine contact. Acquaintances [are] easy to create,
NOT many people you actually feel comfortable enough with to share your fears.”
“...Realizing life isn’t as good/sociable as it should be at this age.”
“Seeing other people in a group of friends and feeling, ‘I don’t have that.’”
References
Why is this important?
60% of young people vs. 35% of elderly people report feeling lonely 'sometimes' or 'often.'

Limited research & resources for young people

Our Objective
To establish if young adults (18-24) are affected by loneliness, how this manifests itself, and what young people think the solutions to this might be.
KidsHelpline, Samaritans
Exercise classes
Group activities
Online peer support (Elefriends)
Keeping journal
Pet
Online & in person
De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale
11-item
5 free response questions
125 participants in university area
De Jong Gierveld & Kamphuis, ‘The development of a Rasch-type loneliness-scale’, Applied Psychological Measurement, 9 (1985), pp.289-299.

DiTommaso, Enrico, et al. ‘Attachment styles, social skills and loneliness in young adults’ Personality and Individual Differences 35 (2) 2003, pp.303-312.

Green, Richardson, Lago, Schatten-Jones, ‘Network Correlates of Social and Emotional Loneliness in Young and Older Adults’, Society for Personality and Social
Psychology, 27 (3) March 2001, pp.281-288.

"How to Cope with Loneliness." Mind: For Better Mental Health. 8 June 2015.

J.Watson, D.Nesdale, ‘Rejection Sensitivity, Social Withdrawal, and Loneliness in Young Adults’, Journal of Applied Psychology, 42 (8) August 2012, pp.1984-2005.

McDaid, David, Forsman, Anna K, Matosevic, Tihana, Park, A-La and Wahlbeck, Kristian (2015) Promoting mental wellbeing, tackling loneliness: a review of the
effectiveness of actions delivered outside of the health sector. In: Research showcase: Loneliness, prevention and wellbeing, 17/04/2015, London School of Economics.

Mental Health Foundation, The Lonely Society (2010).









Conclusion
Young people (18-24) do experience loneliness in similar proportions
Students experiences' of loneliness ranged from lack of time, to stress, to homesickness
Students came up with several solutions such as anonymous services, counselling, and spaces to meet, but many were still unsure of efficient methods
Mean Total Loneliness
Full transcript