Loneliness in Adults During a COVID-19 Lockdown


Loneliness in Adults During a COVID-19 Lockdown


Sonia S. Rehman*, Shantay Mines*, Samantha Poling*, Tiffany Field*’ **, Debra Bendell* & Connie. S. Veazey*

* Fielding Graduate University; ** University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine


Loneliness has been frequently reported in the COVID-19 literature but rarely in the context of potential comorbidities including depression, fatigue, and sleep problems. The present study assessed the relationships between self-reported loneliness, and the potential comorbidities based on an archival database called the COVID-19 Lockdown Activities Survey (N= 260 participants). Loneliness was endorsed by 67% of the participants. Greater loneliness was related to greater depression, fatigue, and sleep problems. A regression analysis revealed that depression contributed to 47.1% of the variance in loneliness. These results highlight the multidimensionality of loneliness. The generalizability of these results is limited by the homogeneity of the sample (predominantly non-Hispanic white females). Nonetheless, they highlight the importance of designing interventional protocols that address loneliness and the associated depression, fatigue, and sleep problems rather than loneliness alone.


Keywords: COVID-19 Lockdown, Loneliness, Depression, Fatigue, Sleep Problems


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Sonia S. Rehman, Shantay Mines, Samantha Poling, Tiffany Field , Debra Bendell & Connie. S. Veazey.Loneliness in Adults During a COVID-19 Lockdown. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2021, 4:55. DOI: 10.28933/ijprr-2021-09-1805


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