Proceedings of the 1st Pedagogika International Conference on Educational Innovation, PICEI 2022, 15 September 2022, Gorontalo, Indonesia

Research Article

Online Regulative Coping Strategies to Alleviate Loneliness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2022.2335910,
        author={Ria  Wardani and Ira  Adelina and Henndy  Ginting and Lili  Garliah},
        title={Online Regulative Coping Strategies to Alleviate Loneliness},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Pedagogika International Conference on Educational Innovation, PICEI 2022, 15 September 2022, Gorontalo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PICEI},
        year={2023},
        month={9},
        keywords={experimental group control group loneliness regulatory coping online},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2022.2335910}
    }
    
  • Ria Wardani
    Ira Adelina
    Henndy Ginting
    Lili Garliah
    Year: 2023
    Online Regulative Coping Strategies to Alleviate Loneliness
    PICEI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2022.2335910
Ria Wardani1,*, Ira Adelina1, Henndy Ginting2, Lili Garliah3
  • 1: Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2: Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 3: Universitas Jendral Ahmad Yani, Cimahi, Indonesia
*Contact email: ria.wardani@psy.maranatha.edu

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic that spread at the end of 2019 resulted in the emergence of social restrictions and the obligation to carry out health protocols for all citizens. One of the affected factors is the individual's mental health, including the emergence of the psychological condition of loneliness. Loneliness occurs when a person perceives a gap between expected and actual social relations. Based on previous research, an online friendship enrichment program (oFEP) with regulative coping strategies can alleviate loneliness. This study uses an experimental pretest-posttest control group design with 42 students as participants. They are randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group. De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale short version is a measurement instrument given to participants from the two groups studied to obtain pretest data. Furthermore, the experimental group received treatment in the form of an online regulatory coping strategy to reduce loneliness levels for 5 (five) weeks with five different subject matter. Meanwhile, the control group do not receive any treatment. After the treatment, the two research groups again underwent post-test measurements with the same instrument. The research findings indicate a difference between the pretest and post-test in the experimental group that the average post-test score is significantly lower than the pretest. In conclusion, online regulaive coping strategies can reduce lonerliness.