Social and emotional loneliness among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic: The predictive role of coping behaviors, social support, and personal resilience

Leodoro J. Labrague*, Janet Alexis A. De los Santos, Charlie C. Falguera

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Objective: To determine the influence of coping behaviors, resilience, and social support on students' emotional and social loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional research design was used to gather data from 303 college students from the Central Philippines using four standardized scales through an online survey. Findings: Loneliness among students was high during the coronavirus pandemic. Resilience, coping behaviors, and social support were identified as protective factors against loneliness. Practice Implications: Interventions directed toward increasing resilience, social support, and coping behaviors may help decrease emotional and social loneliness caused by the mandatory lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1578-1584
Number of pages7
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • college student
  • coping
  • COVID-19
  • loneliness
  • resilience
  • social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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