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

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


Rationale: 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. Objective: This longitudinal study evaluated a whole-of-community...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113909
Access Rights: Open Access


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