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Does Loneliness Moderate the Relations Between Interpersonal Events and Affect, Stress, Enjoyment, and Bodily Pain?

Abstract Research has suggested that lonely people demonstrate distinct differences from nonlonely people in their behaviors, mood, and interpersonal experiences. Lonely people who are also enduring a chronic pain condition may be at an especially high risk for negative outcomes because of simultaneous issues such as stigma, mood disturbances, and pain-related disability. The current study examined chronic and transitory loneliness in a sample of 123 chronic pain patients. Participants completed daily diaries assessing the occurrence of positive and negative interpersonal events, appraisals of interpersonal events, pain, and mood. Multilevel modeling was used to examine effects of being a lonely person as well as having a lonely episode on daily lif... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Dempsey, Laurie (Author) / Davis, Mary (Advisor) / Zautra, Alex (Committee member) / Doane, Leah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Clinical psychology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 77 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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