Correlates of Loneliness in Nonreferred and Psychiatrically Hospitalized Children
Journal of Child and Family Studies
We investigated psychosocial correlates of loneliness using self- and caretaker-reports in 6–12 year old nonreferred and psychiatrically hospitalized children. In Phase 1, 109 nonreferred children completed self-report measures of internalizing problems, mothers completed the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), and teachers completed the CBCL-Teacher's Report Form. In Phase 2, a similar assessment battery was completed for 109 psychiatrically hospitalized children. Results indicated a moderate to strong relationship between loneliness and self-reported depression, hopelessness, low self-esteem, and anxiety. Children reporting high and low levels of loneliness were not differentiated by parent or teacher reports. Lonely children had lower IQs than their non-lonely peers.
Ammerman, R. T.,
Kazdin, A. E.,
Van Hasselt, V. B.
(1993). Correlates of Loneliness in Nonreferred and Psychiatrically Hospitalized Children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2(3), 187-202.
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