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dc.contributor.author Kim, Hyung Nam en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-20T21:01:32Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-20T21:01:32Z
dc.date.issued 2022 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 10: 16-32. en
dc.identifier.issn 2330-4219 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/223463
dc.description 37th Annual Assistive Technology Conference Scientific/Research Proceedings, online 2022 en
dc.description.abstract Loneliness is likely to be affected by the level of subjective satisfaction with an individual's interpersonal relationships such that everyone could feel lonely regardless of visual ability/disability. However, little is known about the degree to which people with visual disabilities develop loneliness especially among older populations and how they manage their emotions. To address the knowledge gap, this study invited 18 older adults with visual disabilities to interviews. The participants completed the instruments of the UCLA Loneliness Scale and the Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS) to measure the loneliness levels and the emotional intelligence abilities (i.e., emotional attention, clarity, and repair abilities) respectively. This study provided evidence that older adults with visual disabilities experienced a range of loneliness from low to severe and showed individual differences in emotional intelligence abilities by degree of loneliness, dimensions of emotions (i.e., valence and arousal), and a sociodemographic background (i.e., living alone and with others). The results of this study will be beneficial to many researchers and professionals in developing interventions to reduce loneliness in older adults with visual disabilities, for example, by improving their emotional attention, clarity, and repair abilities. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.format.extent 16 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge. en
dc.rights Copyright 2022 by the authors and California State University, Northridge en
dc.subject Emotional Intelligence en
dc.subject Gerontology en
dc.subject Emotional Well-Being en
dc.subject Visual Impairment en
dc.subject Individual Differences en
dc.subject Emotional Ergonomics en
dc.title Loneliness in the Aging Population with Visual Disabilities en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License. en


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