ID 74411
Title Transcription
アレキシサイミア ト コドクカン ソーシャル サポート トノ カンレン
Title Alternative
The relationship between alexithymia, loneliness, and social support
Author
Miyata, MIsato Okayama Southern Institute of Health
Sato, Kenji Graduate School of Human and Natural Environment Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
Alexithymia
Loneliness
Social support
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between alexithymia,loneliness,
and social support. The participants were 313 undergraduate students (159 males and 154
females). Measures were Japanese version of the twenty-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale
(TAS-20), Japanese version of the revised UCLA loneliness scale, and the Scale of
Expectancy for Social Support. The participants were divided into three groups (higher,
middle,and lower scores) on the basis of their scores on the TAS-20. Results showed that the
higher the level of the alexithymia was,the higher the loneliness was. Moreover,it was
revealed that the higher the level of the alexithymia was,the lower the expectancy for social
support was. This study suggested that alexithymic individuals feel more loneliness,and
have lower expectancy for social support than non-alexithymic individuals. It was discussed
that the difficulties of identifying feelings and describing feeling,which are two aspects of
alexithymia,may cause higher loneliness and lower expectancy for social support.
Journal Title
徳島大学総合科学部人間科学研究
ISSN
09199810
NCID
AN1043724X
Volume
15
Start Page
57
End Page
67
Sort Key
57
Published Date
2007
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language
jpn
departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences