Coping with Loneliness: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Rokach A., Bacanli H., Ramberan G.

EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST, cilt.5, sa.4, ss.302-311, 2000 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1027//1016-9040.5.4.302
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.302-311


The present study examined the influence of cultural background on coping with loneliness. 711 participants from Canada, 568 from Turkey, and 389 from Argentina answered an 86-item questionnaire examining the beneficial strategies they used to cope with loneliness. Those strategies included acceptance and reflection, self-development and understanding, social support network, distancing and denial, religion and faith, and increased activity. Results indicated that cultural background affects the strategies one uses to cope with loneliness. North Americans had the highest mean scores on all six subscales, while Argentinians had the lowest scores on five out of the six subscales.