عنوان مقاله [English]
This study was aimed to examine the relationship between loneliness and adolescents' attitudes toward their father based on correlation research. The main hypothesis asserts that adolescents' attitudes toward their father lead to loneliness. Sampling was done through using random clustering method from 235 high school students (131 female, 104 male) who were studying in Marivan high schools. The UCLA scale and Hudson's questioner as well as relevant demographic data were collected. Based on these findings, adolescents' attitudes toward their father can predict loneliness. The more negative adolescent's attitudes toward father, the more they are likely to experience loneliness. The present study examined the influence of gender, birth order and economic status. The obtained results provided evidence supporting the effect of gender on adolescents' attitudes toward their father: in this correlation, boys appear to feel more loneliness. No birth order and economic status differences were found.
Keywords: loneliness, attitude toward father, adolescent