The Correlation Between Self-Concept and Anxiety of Finding a Partner in Young Adults in Urban Communities
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- Self-concept, partner anxiety, young adults
Many young adults with single status have anxiety about finding a partner which is indicated by the increasing number of online dating application users. Many factors influence a person in finding a partner, one of which is self-concept. Self-concept is an individual’s perspective on abilities and self-evaluation which is manifested in the form of behavior. Young adult individuals with positive and negative self-concepts both have the potential to feel anxious about finding a partner. Anxiety is an emotional feeling that is caused by a threat that comes from within or outside, both real and perceived, causing tension within. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-concept and anxiety in finding a partner in young adults. This study using Quantitative method. Sampling was conducted on November 16-30, 2020 using a purposive sampling technique involving 360 participants who have an age range of 20-30 years consisting of 250 women and 110 men. In this study, the correlation method and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) measurement tool by William H. Fitts were used and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) measurement tool by Spielberger, Gorsuch, and Lushene. Based on the analysis of respondent data using the Spearman correlation technique, it was found that there was a significant negative correlation between self-concept and anxiety of finding a partner in young adults. This indicates that the more positive individual self-concept makes the value of the anxiety variable lower and vice versa.
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TY - CONF AU - Ivana Djajasaputra AU - Debora Basaria PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/08 TI - The Correlation Between Self-Concept and Anxiety of Finding a Partner in Young Adults in Urban Communities BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Business, Social, and Humanities (ICEBSH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 647 EP - 652 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210805.102 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210805.102 ID - Djajasaputra2021 ER -