The Young Australian Loneliness Survey: understanding loneliness in adolescence and young adulthood Research summary

  title={The Young Australian Loneliness Survey: understanding loneliness in adolescence and young adulthood Research summary},
  author={Michelle H Lim and Robert Eres and Claire E. Peck},
Loneliness can affect anyone, but it may be particularly common among young people. Adolescents and young adults are often well-connected to strong social structures such as families, friends, schools, universities, work environments, social media, sport, and interest groups. However, critical transitions that characterise youth (e.g. leaving school and/or home, beginning higher education or work) can be stressful and compromise these connections and supports, increasing social vulnerability… Expand
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  • R. Cummins
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Community Well-Being
  • 2020


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