Digital Media and Psychological Well-being among Youth

Kesumaningsari, Ni Putu Adelia and Soen, Cindy Claudia and Arisudana, Made and Xiangjun, Zeng and Zhenguo, Jia (2020) Digital Media and Psychological Well-being among Youth. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organizational Settings. Scitepress, Surabaya, pp. 554-563. ISBN 978-989-758-435-0

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Most of the previous research has been noting that daily screen time has several negative consequences among youth for instance foster loneliness and displace other well-being activities, such as sports or social activities. Meanwhile, media use also gives positive influences such as fulfil the needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness or relieving stress and daily hassles. Like the flip of a coin, media may serves both positive and negative impacts into psychological health. Recent research has documented a rapid increase in the use of new technologies such as touchscreen or tablets on mental health issues, however little of the research shown the empirical evidence about its relation to the foremost psychological well-being (PWB) concept. Using data from 147 youth, we analyse the association between digital media use and PWB in a sample of 16 to 24-year-old Indonesian. The digital media use was examined from the screen activities duration and the compulsiveness of internet use. Our analysis shows that screen-time duration and compulsive internet use does not significantly associate with low lever of PWB, respectively. However, the current research found the associations between compulsive internet use and self-acceptance, one of the PWB dimension. Additionally, the finding suggests the presence of gender differences concerning the extent of media use. To sum up, the current findings can be explained as the variation of the possible effect of media on psychological risk in Indonesian Youth.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital media, compulsive internet use, psychological well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 05:48
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 16:24

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