Book Chapter

Loneliness, reputational orientations and positive mental well-being

A Carroll, S Houghton, A Bourgeois, J Hattie, C Tan, A Ozsoy

Adolescence: Places and Spaces | Published : 2014

Abstract

© 2014 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Adolescence is the peak period for social development, identity formation and heightened vulnerability for loneliness. This study examined multidimensional loneliness, reputational orientations, and positive mental well-being among 546 Western Australian adolescents aged 12 to 16 years. Findings revealed main effects of age and gender for loneliness, with gender effects for positive mental well-being and reputational orientations. A regression analysis confirmed these gender effects and revealed that positive mental well-being had the highest individual contribution to the variances in reputational orientation scores. Findings suggest the need to assist a..

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