Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Intensity of Social Media Use and Loneliness in University Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343808,
        author={Dwiki Arief Cahya Ramadhan and Effy Wardati Maryam},
        title={Intensity of Social Media Use and Loneliness in University Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISPSY},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={intensity of social media use loneliness college students},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343808}
    }
    
  • Dwiki Arief Cahya Ramadhan
    Effy Wardati Maryam
    Year: 2024
    Intensity of Social Media Use and Loneliness in University Students
    ISPSY
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343808
Dwiki Arief Cahya Ramadhan1, Effy Wardati Maryam1,*
  • 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo
*Contact email: effywardati@umsida.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the intensity of social media use and loneliness among students at Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo University. The study used a correlational quantitative method. The sampling technique used in this study was the quota sampling technique, with a sample size of 347 based on the Isaac and Michael table and a tolerance of 5%. Data collection uses a psychological scale with a Likert scale model, namely the intensity of social media use scale and the loneliness scale. Data analysis used Spearman’s rho product moment correlation technique with the help of SPSS 26.0 for Windows. The results showed that there is a positive relationship between the intensity of social media use and loneliness in students (rxy = 0.922), which means that the hypothesis in this study can be accepted. The higher the intensity of social media use by students, the higher the loneliness felt; on the contrary, the lower the intensity of social media use, the lower the loneliness felt by students