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Sociological and Psychopolitical Consequences of Loneliness: An Example of Istanbul

04 May 2020, Monday
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Volume 690, Issue 1, 2020 
Deniz Ükle Arıboğan - Üsküdar University, Political Science and International Relations, Turkey.
Ebulfez Suleymanli -  
Üsküdar University, Department of Sociology, Turkey.
Tuğba Aydın Öztürk - 
Üsküdar University, Department of Sociology, Turkey.

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Abstract
This study aims to understand the loneliness perception of people living in Istanbul to explain the sociological and psycho-political reasons behind this feeling. The study continued throughout November and December 2019. The survey was conducted with 1300 people from 39 districts of Istanbul and 40 questions were asked to the participants. In the survey consisting of 8 main sections, the level of loneliness of the participants, perception of loneliness, activities performed while alone, social media usage, communication types, perception of life satisfaction, and demographic information were asked. After analyzing the results of the survey and face-to-face interviews in the SPSS program, an updated loneliness map of Istanbul was emerged. How do Istanbul residents define loneliness and solitude? What is the relationship between loneliness, happiness and health? How do factors such as socioeconomic differences, age and gender affect our perception of loneliness?

Keywords:
Aloneness, Solitude, Loneliness Index, Psychopolitical, Political Psychology, Istanbul
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