Addiction of Internet Usage (Social Networking Sites) Among Digital Native on South Tangerang Commuter Train Line.
Mustafa, Muhammad Rangga Habibie
Widayati, Kanthi Arum
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Internet usage has changed the lifestyle of humans in the last two decades. Aspects of change that occur include how to communicate, socialize, entertain, work, even think. There are being many positives associated with SNSs usages, such as establishing and maintaining relationships, yet there were also many negatives effects for some individuals. The quantitative and qualitative approach was used to collect the data, with a total of 153 respondents of Commuter Line users. Each participant filled out a questionnaire consisting of the Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT), along with general questions relating to internet usage (duration and SNSs). The results of this research suggest that younger respondents more recently acquaintance. There were 52.29% of respondents used the internet for more than 6 hours. The average IAT score was 52 points for males and 48.7 points for females. IAT score will be decreased along with growing age (p-value= 0.005). Internet addiction was increasing along with the longer duration of internet usage (p-value= 0.006). The most used SNSs are Instagram, Line, WhatsApp, YouTube, and sometimes added Facebook or Game. These findings suggest that there is an association between internet usage (SNSs) and addiction in Digital Native. Findings also highlight that younger users have more problems than older users.
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