Age differences in the emotional and motivational experience of loneliness: A time-sampling study
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摘要The detrimental effects of loneliness has been well-established. Yet, lonely individuals with motivation to seek information and take actions (i.e., with curiosity) may experience reduced negative effect of loneliness. Previous studies demonstrated the association between loneliness and negative emotions, but did not examined its age difference nor the potential role of curiosity in moderating its effect on life satisfaction. We conducted a 2-week time-sampling study with 78 younger adults and 78 older adults to investigate the age difference in loneliness experience and the role of curiosity. While younger adults’ loneliness was associated with a wide range of emotions, including anxiety (β=.10, p=.024), sadness (β=.31, p<.001) and anger (β=.13, p<.01), lonely older adults primarily felt sad or depressed (β=.19, p=.038). For both age groups, curiosity did not moderate the negative effect of loneliness on life satisfaction.
出版社接受日期12.07.2018
著者Li Chu, Helene H. Fung
會議名稱Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
會議開始日14.11.2018
會議完結日18.11.2018
會議地點Boston
會議國家/地區美國
出版年份2018
語言美式英語

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