Why do the lonely stay lonely? Chronically lonely adolescents' attributions and emotions in situations of social inclusion and exclusion.

@article{Vanhalst2015WhyDT,
  title={Why do the lonely stay lonely? Chronically lonely adolescents' attributions and emotions in situations of social inclusion and exclusion.},
  author={Janne Vanhalst and Bart Soenens and Koen Luyckx and Stijn Van Petegem and Molly Stroud Weeks and Steven R. Asher},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={932-48}
}
The goal of this study was to identify mechanisms associated with chronic loneliness by examining the effect of adolescents' accumulated history of loneliness on responses to new social situations. Specifically, this study investigated whether attributions and emotions in situations of social inclusion and exclusion differ between chronically lonely adolescents and adolescents with a different loneliness history. A total of 730 adolescents (Mage at Wave 1 = 15.43 years) participated in a 4-wave… CONTINUE READING
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