Feeling Inadequate and Alone: The Effects of University Induced Loneliness
Pp. 108-127 (20)
Ami Rokach and Shauna Spirling
The transition to college normatively involves major network changes, and it
enhances the experience of loneliness. These transitions are stressful and challenging
and especially for students who may move away from home as they start university,
leaving behind family and social support systems. The chapter reviews the literature
regarding loneliness of university students, and includes the second author’s sharing of
her own loneliness in university, during her undergraduate studies.
Alone, Inadequate, Loneliness, Students, University.
York University, Toronto, Canada.