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A PILOT STUDY OF LONELINESS IN ETHNIC MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Abstract:

The purpose of this pilot study was to examine how the constructs of learned resourcefulness and self-esteem contributed to the experience of global, intimate, and social loneliness among a sample of U.S. ethnic minority college students (N=51) including Hispanics (N=32) and African Americans (N=19). Results of three Multiple Regression Analyses revealed that self-esteem was inversely related to all three types of loneliness (global, intimate, and social), while learned resourcefulness was directly related to intimate loneliness only. Implications for future research are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1997.25.3.295

Publication date: January 1, 1997

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