The relationship between resilience and loneliness elucidated by a Danish version of the resilience scale for adults

Ida Skytte Jakobsen, Lykke Madsen, Martin Mau, Odin Hjemdal, Oddgeir Friborg

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Abstract

Background
Research on the relationship between resilience and loneliness is sparse. The construct of resilience has been conceptualized in multiple ways, including the measurement of resilience. The Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) is a measure of protective factors. The present study examined whether resiliency moderates any negative relationship between loneliness and mental health and additionally examined the psychometric properties of the Danish translation of the RSA.

Methods
A Danish sample (N = 422) completed the UCLA Loneliness Scale, Hopkins Symptom Check List-25 (HSCL-25), the Sense of Coherence (SOC-13), and the RSA, Resilience Scale for Adults.

Results
The measure of loneliness correlated significantly and negatively with most facets of the RSA, except the subscales of family cohesion and structured style. The strongest correlation was the negative one between loneliness and SOC. The results indicated that people feeling lonely also experience their life as less meaningful.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBMC Psychology
ISSN2050-7283
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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