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Loneliness among school-aged children and their parents.
Scand J Psychol. 2009 Jun; 50(3):211-9.SJ

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the existence of the intergenerational transmission of loneliness between parents and children, including an examination of its stability and of gender differences. The study consisted of an evaluation of loneliness in mothers (n= 834), fathers (n= 661) and their 10-year-old children (n= 981). Parent's self-reported loneliness was measured once, and their children's social and emotional loneliness were assessed at three time-points. The stability analysis indicated average stability in children's loneliness, especially their social loneliness. Boys were found to experience more emotional loneliness than girls. Structural equation modeling indicated no direct relationship between mothers'/fathers' loneliness and their children's loneliness. However, mothers' and fathers' loneliness reduced their daughters' peer-evaluated cooperating skills, which consequently predicted higher levels of both social and emotional loneliness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Learning Research and Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Finland. Niina.Junttila@utu.fiNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19490524

Citation

Junttila, Niina, and Marja Vauras. "Loneliness Among School-aged Children and Their Parents." Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 50, no. 3, 2009, pp. 211-9.
Junttila N, Vauras M. Loneliness among school-aged children and their parents. Scand J Psychol. 2009;50(3):211-9.
Junttila, N., & Vauras, M. (2009). Loneliness among school-aged children and their parents. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50(3), 211-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2009.00715.x
Junttila N, Vauras M. Loneliness Among School-aged Children and Their Parents. Scand J Psychol. 2009;50(3):211-9. PubMed PMID: 19490524.
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