Dimensions of loneliness 1985

SND-ID: SND 0265

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

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

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 15-80 years and residing in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1985-09-01–1985-10-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

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

Publications

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Tornstam, L. (1989) Dimensions of Loneliness. In Aging; Clinical and Experimental Research. Milano: Kurtis.
Till lärosätets (uu) databas Swepub

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.
Libris
ISBN: 91-506-0685-9

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Dataset
Dimensions of loneliness 1985

Associated documentation

Version 1.0

Citation

Lars Tornstam. Uppsala University, Department of Sociology (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>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

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: 2021-04-21