Friendship and the feeling of loneliness in middle age of adolescent

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Αικατερίνη Λαμπροπούλου, Επίκουρη καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας ΕΚΠΑ (επόπτρια)
Φωτεινή Πολυχρόνη, Αναπληρώτρια καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας ΕΚΠΑ (μέλος)
Παναγιώτης Λιανός, Επίκουρος καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας ΕΚΠΑ (μέλος)
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Φιλία και αίσθημα μοναξιάς στη μέση εφηβική ηλικία
Translated title:
Friendship and the feeling of loneliness in middle age of adolescent
Friendship is a collaborative relationship of a mutual emotional bond between adolescents. The maintenance of a friendly relationship and the presence of a sense of loneliness are influenced by a combination of factors related to personality traits, behavioural patterns, gender and social status. The purpose of this study is to research the basic aspects of friendship, their correlation with loneliness, and the impact of key socio-demographic variables on them. The sample of the study consisted of 317 senior-high-school students (grades A and B) in the greater Attica region. Students completed a scale for measuring the quality of friendship (Friendship Quality Scale), a scale for friendship aspects using the McGill Friendship Questionnaire-Friend's Functions Questionnaire, and a third tool used to investigate the aspects of loneliness was the UCLA Loneliness Scale Questionnaire (Version 3). The results of the research showed that the total number of students involved in the research prioritized the aspects of proximity and trusted alliance in their friendly relationships. Gender was found to be associated with almost all aspects of friendship and reported levels of loneliness, with girls having higher levels of all aspects of friendship and marginally higher levels of loneliness compared to boys. The educational level of the father was related to the help provided by the children in their friendly relationships. No other socio-demographic characteristics were found to be related to friendship aspects and levels of loneliness. The palindrome analysis found that acceptance, which reflects the degree of emotional or social adjustment by friends, is the only aspect of friendship that independently affects the levels of children's loneliness. In conclusion, it is crucial to implement information and intervention programs in the school context designed to promote acceptance, empathy, dialogue, coexistence, solidarity and respect for the unique individuality of each student.
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Philosophy - Psychology
friendship quality, friendship dimensions, loneliness, adolescence
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