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
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Furthermore, romantic relations has become an interest to adolescents. The increased intricacy of adolescents’ interpersonal relation to the world, fused with high expectations from their peers and concern for social status, could state why loneliness is specifically existing in adolescents’ life. According to Coan and Sbarra (2015), Social Baseline Theory (SBT) is a frame of reference that combines the study of social relationships in correlation with principles of attachment, behavioral ecology, cognitive neuroscience, and perception science. This theory states that being with a companion is considered a vital state of calmness. Being with a companion would secure an individual from outside threats (e.i social group), and may impart a good interpersonal relationship. (Backes & Coan, 2011). On the opposite side, being isolated requires precaution on everything because there is no one else to depend on. Being alone has also a positive effect on an individual as it gives less worry when it comes to social…show more content…
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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