Investigation of Loneliness in the Elderly in Terms of Various Variables

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Hanife Akgül Zeynep Ayer

Abstract

It is thought that loneliness, which is a psychological state peculiar to man, has existed since humanexistence. A natural feeling for every person, loneliness, at all times of life, whether a child, young orold, suffering a person experienced, psychological well-being negatively affects the unpleasant state of mind. Loneliness increases gradually and with age. Loneliness is a global social problem since it is experienced in different degrees in almost every country when it is evaluated and evaluated in terms of elderly people. Especially in developed countries, with the effects of modernization on human life, loneliness has increased in the elderly and has started to be considered as a problem.
The aim of this study is to investigate the cases of loneliness in the elderly in terms of variousvariables. The study examined whether the level of isolation of the elderly differs according to somevariables (gender, marital status, age, where they live, number of child ownership, educational level, working status, monthly income level). The study group consists of 809 elder people living in Kayseri in 2015. Data on the levels of loneliness of the elderly were collected with “food loneliness scale”. Forthe collection of data on personal variables, the “personal data form” prepared by the researchers wasused. In addition to descriptive statistics in the analysis of data, t test applied to independent groups, one-way variance analysis and kvh analysis were applied to determine whether the levels of Solitudediffered according to variables. The study found that the marital status of the elderly, age, where theylived, the number of children, educational level, working status and monthly income levels differ significantly.

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AKGÜL, Hanife; AYER, Zeynep. Investigation of Loneliness in the Elderly in Terms of Various Variables. Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 105-115, july 2019. ISSN 2564-6095. Available at: <http://jomude.com/index.php/jomude/article/view/77>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2020.
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