Loneliness of Z Generation Adolescents in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Descriptive Study
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- loneliness; Z generation adolescence; UCLA Loneliness Scale (Version 3)
Loneliness is a condition of a discrepancy between what you want to achieve and what is actually achieved in social relationships, both in quantity and quality. Continued loneliness has a clinical impact that needs to be considered. Loneliness can be experienced by all ages, including adolescents who are currently included in Z generation. During the Covid-19 pandemic, direct social interaction is very limited. Meanwhile, Z generation adolescents are already good at using digital technology and interacting more virtually through social media. This study describes loneliness in Z generation adolescents during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study participants were 233 adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and have one or more gadget. The measuring instrument used is the UCLA Loneliness Scale (Version 3) which has been proven valid and reliable. Data analysis was conducted with descriptive statistics. The findings show a high level of loneliness in Z generation adolescents. Other findings show there is a significant difference between the number of active social media on loneliness, but there is no significant difference between the number of family members living with and the number of interactions with parents on loneliness in Z generation adolescents. Suggestions for this research are addressed to parents and practitioners.
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TY - CONF AU - Valencia Giovanni Permana AU - Samsunuwiyati Mar’at AU - Naomi Soetikno PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - Loneliness of Z Generation Adolescents in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Descriptive Study BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 159 EP - 163 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.027 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.027 ID - Permana2021 ER -