Loneliness Matters: A Theoretical Review of Prevalence in Adulthood
Anika Asghar, Dr. Nazia Iqbal

In this article a new theoretical perspective Prevalence of loneliness in adulthood has been discussed which highlighted the importance of all adulthood phases i.e. early, middle and later adulthood to experience loneliness rather than only focussing on elderly population. Midlife resignation with a lot of stressors made era of midlife more precarious where they felt disconnected whereas early adulthood also considered as a transition period in which prevalence of loneliness also increased and on the part of old age loneliness has also been discussed whereas loneliness impact on physical and mental health, relationship with social media and cultural differences has been discussed in this paper. The theory suggests that the escalation of loneliness in adulthood is a big warning sign and it needs proper management and intervention plans to ward off that negative feeling which affect not only an individual but also plays a role in country’s progress as well.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jpbs.v7n1a5