Loneliness Among Adolescents

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Shaheen and Jahan (2014) stressed that adolescents’ feeling of loneliness has become a significant problem which affects their welfare. Discerning a low level of support by their family, friends, or peer produces a feeling of solitary among adolescents. There is an urgent and strong need for acceptance, appreciation, and support for adolescents who are isolated, unappreciated, and unwanted.
According to Boldero and Moore (1990) as cited by Shaheen and Jahan (2014) feeling of loneliness among male and female adolescents are highly prevalent compared to male and female adults. There are fewer studies on psychological welfare in relation to loneliness level among adolescents. Bhimwal (2007) defined well-being as, “a dynamic conceptual framework that contains components like physical, mental, and social. It is more than a lack of mental stability and can be studied by some psychological and social index like depression, motivation, life satisfaction, anxiety, self-esteem, and many others.” Bar-On (1998) stated that self-satisfaction, self-actualization, assurance, Interpersonal relationships, contentment, happiness, and independence are the particular
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Individuals who are raised in an impaired family often shows lack of affection and are inclined to do things by themselves. Since they feel lonely and alone most of the time, they are more vulnerable in making bad decisions. Bad habits may arise and will be persistent all the way through the rest of their lives. Giordano (1195) stated that adolescents who have a close interpersonal relationship within their peer group and family, develop a positive personality thereby lessens the feeling of loneliness. Having supportive friends and getting accepted by important people becomes vital in adolescents’ life. (Kulaksızoğlu,
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