The Effect of Loneliness, and Depression on Internet Addiction in Students

Authors

  • Rahmah Ayuningtyas

Abstract

This study aims to determine how much influence loneliness and depression have on internet addiction in college students. Internet addiction in this study was measured by the adaptation scale of the Internet Addiction Test, loneliness in this study was measured by the De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale, and depression in this study was measured by the adaptation scale of the Self-Rating Depression Scale. Respondents in this study were 164 students who were still actively studying at Gunadarma University. This study uses multiple regression data analysis techniques using SPSS version 20 for Windows. The results of this study indicate that the effect of loneliness and depression on internet addiction is 10, 3% with a positive direction of relationship between loneliness and internet addiction and a negative direction of relationship between depression and internet addiction. This proves that there is an influence of loneliness and depression on internet addiction.

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Published

2022-01-08