A new study from the Institute of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, which has surveyed over 3,000 adults in Australia, found that most people are still struggling to adjust to the change.
It is the first time the Institute has surveyed its members in the country.
The results suggest that a large proportion of Australians still struggle with the transition to a lifestyle more in keeping with the traditional American style.
The research also found that Australians who had recently moved to a new place were the least likely to have experienced the transition.
The average time to leave home was 14 months, with one in 10 saying they had left the family home for at least 12 months.
The researchers also found some Australians were still struggling with the challenge of living independently, even when they had moved to the city.
“The findings also suggest that while many Australians have moved to new areas and towns, some Australians are still living with a lack of social and cultural support, a stigma associated with living independently,” the Institute’s lead author Dr James Breen said.
When it comes to transition to lifestyle, the Institute says many people are struggling with “a lack of self-confidence, a lack-of confidence in themselves and their ability to cope with the challenges of the new lifestyle”.
“It is common for people to feel they have a job or are a well-paid professional that does not match their personal style or needs, and are left feeling alone,” Dr Breen added.
Dr Breen also found many Australians had experienced the shift in lifestyle through family and friends.
“Many people do not have the support or knowledge that they need to cope effectively with the change, so it is common to feel isolated, isolated and depressed,” he said.
Dr Brienne said that the transition was challenging and many Australians felt “lazy” and “lack of confidence”.
In addition, people with a family history of mental illness were more likely to transition than those without.
According to the study, a third of people who transitioned in Australia said they felt “undervalued, devalued, ignored or discriminated against by their previous community”.