Entwicklung des Einsamkeitsempfindens im Alter in Zeiten von COVID-19 - Gruppenvergleiche älterer Menschen vor und in der ersten Welle der Pandemie

Lukas Richter, Theresa Heidinger

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


The article investigates the development of loneliness before and in the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic against the background of the socio-economic situation of older people. For this purpose, variance analyses are carried out with data from Lower Austria utilizing two surveys (pre-pandemic, peri-pandemic). The analyses show that older people are not a homogeneous group, i.e. the level of loneliness was already divergent before the pandemic and these existing differences were largely maintained at a somewhat higher level during the pandemic with little variation.
Original languageGerman (Austria)
JournalÖsterreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ÖZS)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102015 Information systems
  • 302020 Gerontology
  • 504007 Empirical social research
  • 504020 Medical sociology
  • 504003 Poverty and social exclusion

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