Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Economics, Math, World Languages & Cultures

Department

Economics

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Elizabeth Hoffman

Project Advisor's Department

Economics

Description

Numerous studies support the fact that college students are lonelier now than ever before. Loneliness has been connected to poor health, social problems, and academic failure, along with other challenges relevant to student success. By identifying the factors that most strongly influence student loneliness, universities can create programs and policies to target the causes and reduce student loneliness, thereby improving students' emotional, social, and academic wellbeing. This paper studies the impacts of factors such as campus involvement, study habits, and group work on student loneliness. The study was conducted by surveying 1,300 undergraduate Iowa State University students about various factors affecting their university experience. In this survey, student loneliness was assessed using the UCLA Loneliness Scale (version 3). Results were analyzed to determine how various elements of a student's social and academic collegiate experience impact loneliness.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Loneliness in College Students

Numerous studies support the fact that college students are lonelier now than ever before. Loneliness has been connected to poor health, social problems, and academic failure, along with other challenges relevant to student success. By identifying the factors that most strongly influence student loneliness, universities can create programs and policies to target the causes and reduce student loneliness, thereby improving students' emotional, social, and academic wellbeing. This paper studies the impacts of factors such as campus involvement, study habits, and group work on student loneliness. The study was conducted by surveying 1,300 undergraduate Iowa State University students about various factors affecting their university experience. In this survey, student loneliness was assessed using the UCLA Loneliness Scale (version 3). Results were analyzed to determine how various elements of a student's social and academic collegiate experience impact loneliness.