Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

Loneliness of Z Generation Adolescents in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Descriptive Study

Authors
Valencia Giovanni Permana1, Samsunuwiyati Mar’at2, Naomi Soetikno3, *
1, 2, 3Professional Psychology Magister Program, Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: naomis@fpsi.untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Naomi Soetikno
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.027How to use a DOI?
Keywords
loneliness; Z generation adolescence; UCLA Loneliness Scale (Version 3)
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.027How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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