Onderzoek naar het ervaren van emotionele- en sociale eenzaamheid op lange termijn na vroeg ouderverlies of een ouderscheiding
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The current research examines the experience of long-term emotional and social loneliness in adults who experienced parent loss or a divorce compared with adults who come from an intact family. Both loss experiences are associated with a lower level of education, less social support, interpersonal difficulties and a potentially negative impact on social relations. Methods The current research is a quasi experimental survey research, where a 3 (parent loss, separation family, intact family) x 2 (sex parent) x 2 (gender contributor) design is used. A total of 81 participants participated in the investigation and there are 61 selected for the analysis. There are three questionnaires used, a general questionnaire, De Jong Gierveld loneliness scale, and the Dutch translation of the Depression Adjective checklist. Results There are within the current research regarding emotional loneliness significant differences found, where women reported generally more emotional loneliness than men did. Also prove to be present, where conditional gender differences it is important to look at the condition and gender with regard to the experience of emotional and social loneliness. Discussion In a follow-up study, is it important to carry out a longitudinal study. Unlike cross-sectional research using several variables at one time be measured, it is possible with a longitudinal comparison research to draw conclusions.