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| Published: January 31, 2019

Loneliness as a Mediator to Family Function and Social Media Addiction Behavior among Adolescents

Ade Ayu Harisdiane Putri

Department of psychology, Postgraduate program University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

Hani Khairunnisa

Department of psychology, Postgraduate program University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

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Department of psychology, Lecturer University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

DIP: 18.01.007/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.007

ABSTRACT

Social media addiction is an issue that takes particular concern in modern society. The addiction of social media is more common among adolescents. It becomes a real example that an adolescent has not been able to create critical thinking so that it is easy to enter a dependency group and it can disrupt activities in a daily bases also create many problems which caused by the addiction. One of them is loneliness which almost associated with social media addiction. This study was conducted to determine the effect of loneliness as a mediator of variable on family function relationship with social media addiction in adolescents. Measurements were made for 100 adolescents; data collection techniques were using loneliness, family functioning, and social media addiction as the scale. The analysis technique used mediator regression. 
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Ade Ayu Harisdiane Putri @ ayudianeputri@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.007/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.007

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019