Social Isolation: Definition, Causes & Effects


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What is social isolation?

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1. Which of the following is not a cause of social isolation?

2. Which of the following is not an effect of social isolation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous reasons why a person may not interact with society. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the characteristics of social isolation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following aspects of social isolation:

  • Its definition
  • What causes it
  • Its effect on people

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the effect of isolation on a person and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define social isolation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of isolation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of social isolation

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about social isolation, review the lesson entitled Social Isolation: Definition, Causes & Effects. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify how long isolation can last
  • Learn about voluntary and involuntary isolation
  • Review an example of a socially isolated person
  • Understand the effect of technological advances on social isolation