Adolescent Loneliness and Health in Early Adulthood.

  title={Adolescent Loneliness and Health in Early Adulthood.},
  author={Bridget J. Goosby and Anna Christine Bellatorre and Katrina M. Walsemann and Jacob E. Cheadle},
  journal={Sociological inquiry},
  volume={83 4}
The health consequence of loneliness in the early life course is an understudied topic in the sociological literature. Using data from Waves 1–3 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examine pre-disease pathways in the relationship between adolescent loneliness and early adult health. Our results indicate that loneliness during adolescence is associated with diagnosed depression, poorer adult self-rated health, and metabolic risk factors related to cardiovascular disease… CONTINUE READING
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