The Effect of Gender and Culture on Loneliness: A Mini Review

Ami Rokach


Loneliness is an experience determined by a person’s characteristics, her situational variables, gender, and background.  This review article describes the myriad of studies, with sometimes contradictory results about the relation of loneliness to gender [with women commonly expressing, though not necessarily experiencing, greater loneliness], and the relation between loneliness and collectivistic and individualistic culture.


Gender; Men; Women; Culture; Collectivistic; Individualistic.


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DOI: 10.28991/esj-2018-01128


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