Portland State University. Department of Psychology.
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (43 p.)
Loneliness, Marital status, Church attendance, Women and religion
This study investigated the relationship between marital status, network density, and loneliness for women in the church. Participants were 144 women from several churches of the same Protestant denomination. They responded to a questionnaire which included the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale and measures of the importance of the church as a social support to the individual. A one-way analysis of variance revealed that the married women who worship alone reported significantly higher levels of loneliness than did single women (R
Schwanz, Judith Ann, "Women Who Worship Alone: The Relationship Between Marital Status and Loneliness in the Church" (1994). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4788.