Dimensions of loneliness 1985

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Description

This project attempts to describe how strongly and how often people in different situations experience the feeling of loneliness, and what they do to overcome these feelings. The respondents were asked about the environments they grew up in, present family situation, significant changes during the last year, and number of friends and acquaintances. Other questions dealt with things important in a close friendship. The respondents had to indicate if they agreed or disagreed with a number of statements about themselves.

Subject area

Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0265

Description

This project attempts to describe how strongly and how often people in different situations experience the feeling of loneliness, and what they do to overcome these feelings. The respondents were asked about the environments they grew up in, present family situation, significant changes during the last year, and number of friends and acquaintances. Other questions dealt with things important in a close friendship. The respondents had to indicate if they agreed or disagreed with a number of statements about themselves.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1985-09-01 — 1985-10-01

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 15-80 years and residing in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Subject area

Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Publications

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Tornstam, L. (1989) Dimensions of Loneliness. In Aging; Clinical and Experimental Research. Milano: Kurtis.
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Tornstam, L., (1988) Ensamhetens ansikten : en studie av ensamhetsupplevelser hos svenskar i åldrarna 15-80 år. Work report no. 29 from the project *Äldre i samhället - förr, nu och i framtiden*. Uppsala: Department of Sociology. ISBN: 91-506-0685-9.
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ISBN: 91-506-0685-9

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Dimensions of loneliness 1985

Suggested citation

Lars Tornstam. Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (1993). <em>Dimensions of loneliness 1985</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000897">https://doi.org/10.5878/000897</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-09-01 — 1985-10-01

Data collector: Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

165

Number of individuals/objects

2795

Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06