Current Psychology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 3–17 | Cite as

Strategies of coping with loneliness throughout the lifespan

  • Ami Rokach


There is a great diversity in the available strategies for coping with loneliness. The present study examined the influence of age and gender on coping with loneliness. Seven hundred and eleven participants from all walks of life volunteered to answer an 86 item yes/no questionnaire, reflecting on the beneficial coping strategies, which they have used to deal with the pain of loneliness. Four age groups were compared: youth (13–18 years old), young adults (19–30 years old), adults (31–58 years old) and seniors (60–80 years old). Within and between gender comparisons were also done. Results revealed that loneliness is approached and dealt with more effectively by the adult group, and that women appear to cope better than men do with loneliness.


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  • Ami Rokach
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  1. 1.Institute for the Study & Treatment of Psychosocial StressToronto

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