Support #1830

Many missing values of sclonely (How often do you feel lonely?)

Added by Frank Chuang 3 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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Dear all,

In the latest wave 12, there are so many missing values for the variable sclonely (How often do you feel lonely?).

I used this variable of the previous waves, and there were not so many missing values.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help with this issue.

Many thanks,


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days. While we will aim to keep to this response times due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) related situation it may take us longer to respond.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

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Hello Frank,

The variable sclonely belongs to the Self-Completion Loneliness Module, which is asked in wave 9 to wave 11 and is going to be asked in wave 14. Considering Covid-19 Pandemic, it was decided to update some questionaries with specific modules or questions to have some information earlier that would help users to understand better the situation we were going through.

The study waves are collected in a two-year frame. Therefore, wave 12 was collected during the years 2020 and 2021. The specific Self-Completion Loneliness Module affected wave 12 year 2, hence the level of missingness.

To see more information about the actual and planned content of the Understanding Society questionnaire, please see our Long-Term Content Plan at:

Hope this helps

Best wishes
Understanding Society User Support Team

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