Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Religiosity, the Use of Online Media, and the Youths’ Prosocial Behavior in Aceh

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291697,
        author={Safrilsyah  Safrilsyah and S  Akmal and S  Mahmud},
        title={Religiosity, the Use of Online Media, and  the Youths’ Prosocial Behavior in Aceh},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AICIS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={religiosity online media prosocial behavior},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291697}
    }
    
  • Safrilsyah Safrilsyah
    S Akmal
    S Mahmud
    Year: 2020
    Religiosity, the Use of Online Media, and the Youths’ Prosocial Behavior in Aceh
    AICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291697
Safrilsyah Safrilsyah1,*, S Akmal1, S Mahmud1
  • 1: State Islamic University Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh
*Contact email: safrilsyah@ar-raniry.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to look at the effect of religiosity and the use of online media on the youths’ prosocial behavior in Aceh. This study involved 12 state secondary schools in the province of Aceh by using a non-proportionate sampling technique of 402 students’ participants. Research data were collected using three scales, (1) religiosity using SPPIM-R from Azma (2006), (2) using online media and (3) prosocial behavior using PTM-R from Carlo (2011). Data were analyzed by using multiple regression analysis and t-test. The results of this study showed a significant positive relationship between religiosity (r = .556; p <.00) and social media (r = .361; p <.00) with student prosocial behavior. It also demonstrates a significant influence between the main variables and student demographics on prosocial behavior (R2 = 0.528; p <0.00). The conclusion of the study shows that the variable of religiosity and the use of online media can influence prosocial behavior variables (52.8%). Respondents of this study developed the average-level of religiosity, whereas women were more religious using other languages. While the average level of prosocial online media use is medium, the female student group is the more frequent users of online media compared to their male counterparts. However, respondents in this study had an averagely medium level of prosocial behavior too, the male student group was more prosocial compared to the female students.