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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (7) : 1084-1091     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.01084
Meta-Analysis |
Increasing Loneliness in Old People: A Cross-temporal Meta-analysis from 1995 to 2011
YANZhimin;LI Dan;ZHAOYuhan;YU Lin;YANGXun;ZHUShuirong;WANG Ping
(Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University; Center for Mental Health Education, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract  

Due to the dramatic social change, Chinese older people may have experienced increasing loneliness in recent decades. Wecomprehensively reviewed 25 studies using cross-temporal meta-analysis which were published from 1995 to 2011 and involved 13,280 old people. Results showed that (1) a positive relationship between loneliness and the year was found with 0.95 SD increased from 1995 to 2011; (2) loneliness scores for married and non-married groups had been increasing significantly,also to male and female groups; (3) the difference was significant betweennon-married and married people, but no difference was found between males and females.

Keywords loneliness      older adults      cross-temporal meta-analysis      meta-analysis      social change     
Corresponding Authors: YU Lin   
Issue Date: 15 July 2014
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YANZhimin,LI Dan,ZHAOYuhan, et al. Increasing Loneliness in Old People: A Cross-temporal Meta-analysis from 1995 to 2011[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(7): 1084-1091.
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