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Loneliness of senior citizens from urban and rural environment and its determinants. Polish experiences

TitleLoneliness of senior citizens from urban and rural environment and its determinants. Polish experiences
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsChabior, A., Chrost S., & Kochanowski J.
Secondary TitleJournal of Health Care Education in Practice
Volume4
Issue1
Pagination3-9
Date Published05/2022
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2612-6818
Keywordsdeterminants of loneliness, loneliness, Seniors
Abstract

This article aims to diagnose the levels of loneliness of seniors from urban and rural areas in
the Świętokrzyskie Province in Poland and its determinants. 62 seniors were surveyed (30 from the city
and 32 from the countryside). To measure the level of loneliness during the research, the Rasch
Loneliness Scale (S-Rasch) was used, whose authors are J. de Jong-Gireveld and F. Kamphuis, and the
Polish adaptation of which was made by Józef Rembowski. The determinants of loneliness were
investigated using the method of unfinished sentences, such as: I feel lonely because ...; I don’t feel
lonely because…. Although the research results are territorially limited to a small part of Poland and
structurally limited to members of seniors’ clubs or the university of the third age, they indicate and
confirm a certain regularity: the greater the number and quality of relationships with people, the lower the
level of loneliness. Therefore, interpersonal relationships, their quantity and quality, significantly affect
the experience of loneliness in the old age.

URLhttps://jhce.padovauniversitypress.it/2022/1/2
DOI10.14658/pupj-jhcep-2022-1-2
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