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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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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1993-03-01 doi:10.5878/000897

Dimensions of loneliness 1985

Suggested citation:

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

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