A 6-item scale for overall, emotional, and social loneliness: Confirmatory tests on survey data

@inproceedings{Gierveld2006A6S,
  title={A 6-item scale for overall, emotional, and social loneliness: Confirmatory tests on survey data},
  author={Jenny de Jong Gierveld},
  year={2006}
}
Loneliness is an indicator of social well-being and pertains to the feeling of missing an intimate relationship (emotional loneliness) or missing a wider social network (social loneliness). The 11-item De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale has proved to be a valid and reliable measurement instrument for overall, emotional, and social loneliness, although its length has sometimes rendered it difficult to use in large surveys. In this study, the authors empirically tested a shortened version of the… CONTINUE READING

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