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Psychometric analysis of the short-form UCLA Loneliness Scale (ULS-8) in Taiwanese undergraduate students

Wu, Chia-huei and Yao, Grace (2009) Psychometric analysis of the short-form UCLA Loneliness Scale (ULS-8) in Taiwanese undergraduate students. Personality and Individual Differences, 44 (8). pp. 1762-1771. ISSN 0191-8869

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.02.003

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to validate the short-form of the UCLA Loneliness Scale (ULS-8; Hays & DiMatteo, 1987) in Taiwanese undergraduate students. A total of 130 undergraduate students participated in this study. Participants completed the ULS-8 in addition to measures of life satisfaction, social support, and adult attachment style. Result of confirmatory factor analysis supported the one-factor model of the ULS-8 with adequate values of various fit indices, revealing that the 8 items of the scale were homogeneous for measuring loneliness. In addition, the ULS-8 had a negative relationship with life satisfaction, and social support; and a positive one with anxiety and avoidant attachment tendency. All the findings showed that the ULS-8 was an adequate short-form measure of loneliness.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/personality-and-i...
Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier Ltd
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 12:14
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 01:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51734

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