—Loneliness is becoming a fast growing problem among the youth nowadays. There are various reasons that are responsible for loneliness, discussed in this paper. The present study investigates the effect of loneliness on the psychological well-being of college going students. The data was collected on 101 college students who were divided into two groups i.e. Males and Females. They were required to fill a questionnaire through e-mail that had 2 parts. The first part was Ryff’s questionnaire of psychological well-being and the second part was UCLA loneliness scale. The findings of the research revealed that there is a significant negative relationship between loneliness and psychological well-being. Also, the difference between males and females regarding both loneliness and psychological well-being did not come out to be significant.
—Loneliness, psychological well-being, college students.
Revati K. Bhagchandani is with Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Revati K. Bhagchandani, "Effect of Loneliness on the Psychological Well-Being of College Students," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 60-64, 2017.