The Scale for the Loneliness of College Students in Taiwan


  •  I-Chieh Chen    

Abstract

Because loneliness is an issue of general psychological interest in Taiwanese higher education and because the suitability of loneliness scales may vary across cultures, the aim of this study is to develop a loneliness scale specifically for Taiwanese college students. Based on two groups of Taiwanese college students (N=121 and N=165), each used for initial and secondary preliminary testing, as well as another group of Taiwanese college students (N=140) used for examining the scale’s reliability and validity, the “Scale for the Loneliness of College Students in Taiwan” was developed. The scale may be of pragmatic value with regard to its contributions in Taiwanese higher education toward evaluating the loneliness levels of college students prior to implementing strategies against such loneliness. The scale may also have added value as a suitable evaluation instrument for loneliness-related research that focuses on Taiwanese college students.


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