Year: 1989 Source: Journal of American College Health, v.37, no.4, (Jan. 1989), p.162-167 SIEC No: 19900167

Reviews empirical literature on loneliness-prevention interventions & identifies 2 loneliness-fostering conditions: absence of an attachment figure & a sense of not belonging. Findings indicate that loneliness is an alarm signal that the individual’s social relations are deficient. Intervention methods are described, including implications & interventions for college students. (39 ref)