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Feelings of Competence Amongst Individuals Experiencing Different Levels of Loneliness

Journal of Organization and Human Behaviour

Volume 1 Issue 4

Published: 2012
Author(s) Name: Sheeba Ali, Naima K Gulrez | Author(s) Affiliation: *,** Researcher at Dept of Psychology, AMU Aligarh India
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Abstract

Loneliness is often associated with emotional disorder, can be better understood if it is studied in relation to other relevant factor. The present research is concerned with studying loneliness in the context of feelings of competence experienced by individuals. The sample comprised of 153 subjects, 71 males and 82 females. Loneliness and competence was studied through scale constructed by author (Khan, 2003). On the basis of scores obtained on loneliness, three groups were formed, high loneliness, moderate loneliness, low loneliness. Inter group comparisons revealed that subjects having high loneliness showed a significantly low score on competence as compared to low loneliness subjects. Some differences in the two gender groups were also found.

Keywords: Loneliness, Incompetence, Seclusion, Worthlessness

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