Type

Journal Article

Authors

Brian A. Lawlor
Frank Kee
Rose Ann Kenny
Joanne Feeney
Síle Carney
Caoimhe Hannigan
Joanna E. McHugh Power

Subjects

Psychiatry

Topics
older adults risk factor welfare of older people follow up longitudinal study sustained attention psychology cognitive psychology

Lonely SARTs: loneliness and sustained attention in the Irish longitudinal study of aging (2020)

Abstract Based on biologically plausible mechanisms and previous research, it is possible to hypothesize a reciprocal association between sustained attention and loneliness. We investigated this association using a cross-lagged modeling approach. Using data from 6,239 participants aged over 50 in TILDA, a nationally representative study of aging, we used structural equation models to investigate potential cross-lagged associations between sustained attention and loneliness, measured at baseline and again after four years. Sustained attention at baseline had a small association with loneliness four years later, but loneliness at baseline was not associated with sustained attention at follow-up. Auto-regressive associations were strong for both loneliness over time and sustained attention over time. Sustained attention may account for a small proportion of the variance in loneliness over time among older adults, and may constitute a risk factor in the development of loneliness. Implications for the identification of at-risk individuals and the prevention of loneliness are discussed.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Cognitive psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare: Welfare of older people
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

Brian A. Lawlor, Frank Kee, Rose Ann Kenny, Joanne Feeney, Síle Carney, Caoimhe Hannigan, Joanna E. McHugh Power

Experts in our system

1
Brian A. Lawlor
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
2
Frank Kee
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 25
 
3
Rose Anne Kenny
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 252
 
4
Joanne Feeney
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 18
 
5
Síle Carney
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 10
 
6
Caoimhe Hannigan
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 58
 
7
Joanna E. McHugh Power
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 32