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dc.contributorDepartment of Applied Social Sciencesen_US
dc.creatorChen, Jen_US
dc.creatorGong, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-10T06:54:52Z-
dc.date.available2021-06-10T06:54:52Z-
dc.identifier.issn0966-0410en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/90292-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectDe Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scaleen_US
dc.subjectLonelinessen_US
dc.subjectUrbanisationen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.titleLoneliness in urbanizing Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/hsc.13451en_US
dcterms.abstractDespite the growing literature on loneliness, little attention has been paid to the impact of broader changes in social structure and environment on individuals’ experience of loneliness. Drawing on data from the 2018 Urbanization and Quality of Life Survey (N = 3,229) conducted in 40 localities undergoing rural–urban transition in China, this study investigates how measures of urbanisation (including population density, duration of urban status, neighbourhood transition and housing type) are associated with residents’ loneliness. We revised measures of the six-item De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale, differentiated between emotional and social loneliness, estimated multi-level mixed-effects regressions and controlled for a number of individual-level covariates. The results show that emotional loneliness and social loneliness have different patterns of association with multi-level covariates: urbanisation at county, township and neighbourhood levels is significantly associated with emotional loneliness, whereas residence in temporary housing is a clear risk factor for social loneliness. The analyses further demonstrate that the revised measures of loneliness address concerns about the original scale, offer a clearer sense of the degrees of loneliness and are strongly associated with multi-level covariates and psychological distress. In addition to showing how urbanisation leads to greater individual loneliness, our research also illustrates how to model locational parameters in analyses of individual well-being.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsembargoed accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHealth and social care in the community, 2021, Early view, https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13451en_US
dcterms.isPartOfHealth and social care in the communityen_US
dcterms.issued2021-
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2524en_US
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dc.identifier.SubFormID2126-
dc.description.fundingSourceRGCen_US
dc.description.fundingSourceOthersen_US
dc.description.fundingTextRGC: PolyU 156637/16Hen_US
dc.description.pubStatusEarly releaseen_US
dc.date.embargo0000-00-00 (to be updated)en_US
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