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Evidence that loneliness can be reduced by a whole-of-community intervention to increase neighbourhood identification

Polly Fong, Tegan Cruwys, Sam L. Robinson, S. Alexander Haslam, Catherine Haslam, Paula L. Mance and Claire L. Fisher

Social Science & Medicine, 2021, vol. 277, issue C

Abstract: Social identification with the people in one's neighbourhood has a wide variety of benefits for individual and community health and wellbeing. In particular, previous research shows that residents' social identification with their neighbourhood is protective of mental health. However, researchers are only just beginning to design and evaluate interventions that directly target social identification on health grounds.

Keywords: Loneliness; Place identity; Social connectedness; Mental health; social cohesion; well-being; social identity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113909

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