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6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

London, UK

Kamile Oner

Kamile Oner

Cankırı Karatekin University, Turkey

Title: Loneliness and related factors in adolescents of high school students


Biography: Kamile Oner


This study is conducted as a cross sectional research in order to investigate the loneliness and related factors in adolescents of high school students.It is targeted to reach 690 students.In the study,Personal Information Form and UCLA Loneliness Scale are used.In the evaluation of the data,descriptive statistics,test in unrelated measurements,one way variance analysis are used. 657 of the adolescents, who participated to the survey, had replied the questions in the loneliness scale.The reviews were conducted with 657 adolescents.When the characteristics of adolescents of high school students who participated the survey are examined, it is found that 46.0% of the adolescents are female,30.6% of them study in 9th grade,30.9% of them are 17 years old and it is determined that they have medium level loneliness.It is found that the level of loneliness of female students(X ̅ =52.33±5.82) are higher than the male students (X ̅ =49.74±7.45).It is found that the loneliness situation of the adolescents is not affected by staying either with the parents or in the dormitory(t(649)=0.378; p>0.05),the family structure (t(641)=1.702;p>0.05),the region that they live(F(2.654)=2.342;p>0.05),income level (F(2.654)=1.978;p>0.05),seeing their pocket money sufficient (t(665)=0,033; p>0,05),the number of siblings(F(2.633)=0.468;p>0.05),the relation with their siblings (t(623)=1.209;p>0.05),the education level of their fathers(F(3.648)=1.596;p>0.05)and mothers(X2(3)=0.965;p>0.05).It is determined that the loneliness level of adolescents whose mothers are employed(X ̅ =52.33±6.45)are higher than the adolescents whose mothers are not employed(X ̅ =50.81±6.79).The loneliness level of the adolescents who have the idea of self-harm in the recent year(X ̅ =53.10±5.36) is higher than the adolescents who do not have the idea of self-harm in the recent year(X ̅=50.82±6.89).