Proceedings of the Tarumanagara International Conference on the Applications of Social Sciences and Humanities (TICASH 2019)

Quality of Life of Social Media Users of Adolescents from Affluent Families

Authors
Biondy Ganda, Riana Sahrani, Debora Basaria
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Biondy Ganda
Available Online 20 May 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200515.118How to use a DOI?
Keywords
quality of life, social media users, adolescents, affluent families
Abstract
The goal of this research to acquire a descriptive measures of the quality of life of affluent adolescents and their general social media usage. This research involves 422 participants ranging from 15 to 19 years old from two private schools in Jakarta using descriptive and non-experimental methods. Measurement tools used in this research are WHOQOL-BREF Indonesia version adapted from Purba [1] to measure quality of life, also the translated version of General Social Media Usage subscale from Media and Technology Usage and Attitude Scale (MTUAS) to measure general social media usage adapted from Rosen et al. [2]. Results show that the quality of life of affluent adolescents are in a good condition (M=3.65) on the four domains: physical health, psychological, social relations, and environment. The social media usage is also in tolerable condition (M=5.8). The finding is the quality of life of social media users of adolescents from affluent families is in normal conditions. The usage of social media does not interfere the students in learning. However, qualitative findings indicate that there might be a possibility of psychological problems in the small number of affluent adolescents, that can be intervened. Detailed result and practical implications were discussed in this article.
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AU  - Biondy Ganda
AU  - Riana Sahrani
AU  - Debora Basaria
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/05/20
TI  - Quality of Life of Social Media Users of Adolescents from Affluent Families
BT  - Proceedings of the Tarumanagara International Conference on the Applications of Social Sciences and Humanities (TICASH 2019)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 723
EP  - 730
SN  - 2352-5398
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200515.118
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