Psychometric Properties of the Student Loneliness Feeling Scale (SLFS)



Introduction: The aim of current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Student Loneliness feeling Scale (SLFS).
Method: 376 students of Semnan University were selected by multistage cluster sampling method respond to instruments of study (Felling of Loneliness Scale, Asher et al, and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale, DASS). Factor analysis, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and Pearson correlation methods were used for Data analysis.
Results: Factor analysis and convergent validity methods were used to determine the construct validity of the student Loneliness Feeling Scale (SLFS). Results from factor analysis showed the student Loneliness Feeling Scale (SLFS) measure two factors of affective loneliness and social loneliness. Also, results from convergent validity indicated a significant relationship between feeling of loneliness and depression (0/41), anxiety (0/30), and stress (0/39) (p ≤ 0.01). Reliability of the student Loneliness Feeling Scale (SLFS) by Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0/84 for scale, 0/82 for affective loneliness and 0/71 for social loneliness that all are satisfactory.
Conclusion: Considering ease of administration, scoring and interpretation, little time to answer (3-5 minutes), individual and group practicability, practicability, appropriate validity and reliability come to the conclusion that student Loneliness Feeling Scale (SLFS) is a practical instrument for measurement of student feeling of loneliness.