research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Loneliness in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional results from The COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study

Groarke, Jenny M.; Berry, Emma; Wisener, Lisa-Graham; McKenna-Plumley, Phoebe; McGlinchey, Emily; Armour, Cherie;
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  • Published: 24 Jun 2020
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Objectives: Loneliness is a significant public health issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in lockdown measures limiting social contact. The UK public are worried about the impact of these measures on mental health outcomes. Understanding the prevalence and predictors of loneliness at this time is a priority issue for research. Design: The study employed a cross-sectional online survey design. Method: Baseline data collected between March 23rd and April 24th 2020 from UK adults inthe COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study were analysed (N = 1963, 18-87 years, M = 37.11, SD = 12.86, 70% female). Logistic regression analysis was used to look at the influenceo...
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