| Published: February 24, 2019
Insecure Attachment and Loneliness of Students in Internet Addiction as Mediation
Insecure Attachment is one of two common attachment types that occur in individuals. Individuals who experience this model’s attachment tend to become closed and cause most of them to experience loneliness. Loneliness is defined as a state in which individuals feel alienated from their social environment because of their inability to interact in the environment. In early adulthood, environmental changes further strengthen this state, especially when the individual is also experiencing the behavior of Internet addiction. This will further improve the state of loneliness experienced. The purpose of this study was to see the effect of internet addiction as mediation on insecure attachment and loneliness. The study was conducted on 110 active students who use internet at least 6 hours per day and overseas. The results show that there is a positive influence between insecure attachment positively affect the loneliness experienced by students who are mediated by Internet addiction (β =.3823; p <.05). This influence found that internet addiction as a partial mediation (R1<R2, .392 <.433).
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© 2019, Rainata, W, Purwandani, S & Latipun
Received: January 26, 2019; Revision Received: February 15, 2019; Accepted: February 24, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019