21st Century Phobia: The Role of Loneliness and Social Anxiety in Adolescent Nomophobia
Keywords:Nomophobia, Loneliness, Social Anxiety.
Nomophobia, or the fear of being disconnected from smartphones, is a phenomenon that has emerged in the 21st century. Excessive smartphone usage can lead to feelings of anxiety when not connected to a smartphone, thus affecting the quality of life and social interactions of an individual. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between loneliness and social anxiety with nomophobia among adolescents. The respondents in this study consist of 145 teenagers aged 15-18 who are active smartphone users. The research method used is quantitative, employing multiple regression analysis. The research results showed an F = 13.433 with a significance level = 0.000 (p < 0.05). This indicates that loneliness and social anxiety have an influence on nomophobia among adolescents. Subsequently, it was found that loneliness exhibited a positive relationship with nomophobia among adolescents, with a t-value = 2.187 and a significance level = 0.030 (p < 0.05). Similarly, social anxiety demonstrated a positive relationship with nomophobia among adolescents, as evidenced by a t-value = 2.538 with a significance level = 0.012 (p < 0.05).
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