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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of continuous variables associated with loneliness

From: Social media use disorder and loneliness: any association between the two? Results of a cross-sectional study among Lebanese adults

  Loneliness Alexithymia Depression Perceived stress Anxiety Age Number of kids Problematic social media use Insomnia
Loneliness 1         
Alexithymia 0.221a 1        
Depression 0.247a 0.225a 1       
Perceived stress 0.237a 0.280a 0.282a 1      
Anxiety 0.163b 0.271a 0.499a 0.343a 1     
Age −0.021 −0.199a −0.002 −0.011 − 0.08 1    
Number of kids −0.054 −0.114c 0.04 0.007 0.002 0.706a 1   
Problematic social media use 0.170a 0.349a 0.129b 0.092 0.178a −0.307a −0.181a 1  
Insomnia (LIS scale) 0.192a 0.139b 0.442a 0.270a 0.491a 0.048 0.028 0.091 1
  1. ap < 0.001; bp < 0.01; cp < 0.05