This is an interactive version of the UCLA Lonliness Scale, originally a paper questionaire, that I converted into an interactive page. (Actually I think it was part of a college class.) This is the original page that it is based upon. I tried to keep the same style.     Back to Allan's portfolio.

UCLA Loneliness Scale

Indicate how often each of the statements below is descriptive of you. Click on one letter for each statement:
O indicates "I often feel this way"
S indicates "I sometimes feel this way"
R indicates "I rarely feel this way" 
N indicates "I never feel this way"

How often do you feel unhappy doing so many things alone? O S R N
How often do you feel you have nobody to talk to? O S R N
How often do you feel you cannot tolerate being so alone?  O S R N
 
How often do you feel as if nobody really understands you? O S R N
How often do you find yourself waiting for people to call or write? O S R N
How often do you feel completely alone? O S R N
 
How often do you feel you are unable to reach out and communicate with those around you? O S R N
How often do you feel starved for company? O S R N
 
How often do you feel it is difficult for you to make friends? O S R N
How often do you feel shut out and excluded by others? O S R N

(with permission of Daniel Russell)

  • Russell, D. (1996). The UCLA Loneliness Scale (Version 3): Reliability, validity, and factor structure. Journal of Personality Assessment, 66, 20-40.
  • Interpreting the UCLA Loneliness Scale