The Consumption Relations and Loneliness Amongst Adults

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Yazgan A. M.

İnsan ve İnsan Dergisi, vol.7, no.23, pp.52-67, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : İnsan ve İnsan Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-67


New forms of consumption have emerged with the appearance of the modern society.

The money, which is seen as the commodity in this system, causes human beings to have a

constant need. Searching for goods on online shopping or in-store live shopping, one always

looks for pleasure and satisfaction. However, consciously or unconsciously that person gets

consumed. After sometime, isolation starts. In other words, this ends with estrangement. The

aim of this article is to find out at what age people feel lonely. In this article, the consumption

on the relations was examined amongst different age groups by using Differentiated Loneliness

Scale (DLS) developed by Schmidt N & Sermat V1.: The scale was used on two different age

groups consisting of 480 people; between 18 and 35-year-old and between 36 and 60-year-old.

The research has some limitations due to using the scale on 480 people, totally.