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1 Research Associate Professor, Academic Center for Education, Culture & Research (ACECR), Fars Branch, Iran

2 M. A. in Psychology and Researcher of ACECR, Fars Branch, Iran


The objective of this article was to investigate the relationship between capitals, religiosity and loneliness among women in Shiraz, Iran. Using survey method, we chose 413 women between 19 to 65 years of age by cluster random sampling. Findings showed that being religious decrease emotional loneliness and more cultural and social capital decrease social loneliness. Employed women enjoyed more education and social capital in comparison to nonemployed ones and felt much less social loneliness. Emotional loneliness was not significantly different in two groups. Findings suggest that employment has many advantages for women. Employed women are more empowered so that they have more social and cultural capitals and they will not suffer of social loneliness especially when they come to age.


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