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J Pers Assess. 1984 Oct;48(5):525-30.

A multidimensional loneliness measure: the Loneliness Rating Scale (LRS).

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Dept. of Psy. and Counselor Education, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, USA.


Interest in the topic of loneliness has resulted in the development of a number of global, unidimensional instruments used for measuring current levels of loneliness. A new, multidimensional scale, the Loneliness Rating Scale (LRS), is introduced. This 40-item scale assesses the frequency and intensity of particular affects reported by lonely individuals. Results of a factor analytic procedure suggest that the LRS contains four affective dimensions: Depletion, Isolation, Agitation, and Dejection. The theoretical implications of these results are presented, along with information concerning the usage and scoring of the LRS.

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