Analysis of Social Media Addiction and Feel of Being Bullied Status among Millennial Generation and iGeneration in Indonesia Population Ricky Indra Alfaray(1), Yusuf Ibrahim(1), Rafiqy Sa-adiy Faizun(2), Laily Irfana(3)
(1)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia (2)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia (3)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Indonesia
Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, with approximately 50% of the population classified as Millennial Generation and iGeneration which characteristically close to technology such as social media. Social media has many positive impacts on youth, but their negative impact such as addiction and bullying cannot be denied. This problem is, unfortunately, has not been much researched yet in Indonesia. We wanted to identify the correlation between social media addiction and feeling of being bullied in the two youngest generations in Indonesia. We conducted a nation-wide observational analytic study with a cross-sectional design. A total of 1403 Millennial Generation and iGeneration respondents were collected using purposive sampling. The online questionnaire was designed to collect comprehensive information about the variables studied which are participant-s demographic status, social media addiction status, and feel of being bullied. We found a significant correlation between social media addiction status and feel of being bullied (p=0.000). This may indicate that social media addiction is a factor related to bullying in the Millennial Generation and iGeneration. These results will provide information on the development of relevant education and information system to enhance awareness about social media addiction and bullying cases.
Keywords: Social media addiction; feel of being bullied status; Millennial Generation; iGeneration
Topic: International Symposium of Engineering, Technology, and Health Sciences