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Richmond-Cullen, Catherine – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The study, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, measured the effect that an artist in residence program (conducted by state-vetted professional teaching artists) had on self-reported loneliness in senior citizens. All participants were aged 60¬†years or older and participated in programming in…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Activities, Community Centers, Older Adults
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de Guzman, Allan B.; Maravilla, Katrina N.; Maravilla, Veniza Anne M.; Marfil, Jomille D. V.; Marinas, Janine Angelica R.; Marquez, Jorelle Michael B. – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Numerous studies have been conducted worldwide about loneliness in older adults living in nursing homes and the factors associated with it. However, only a few studies have focused on social factors that may predispose these older adults to experience loneliness. The purpose of this study was to examine the interplay between and among loneliness,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Measures (Individuals), Geriatrics, Social Isolation
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Durak, Mithat; Senol-Durak, Emre – Educational Gerontology, 2010
The University of California, Los Angeles, Loneliness Scale-Version 3 (UCLA LS3) is the most frequently used loneliness assessment tool. This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the UCLA LS3 by utilizing two separate and independent samples: Turkish university students (n = 481) and elderly (n = 284). The results demonstrate that…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Desirability, Life Satisfaction, Self Esteem