Study of Internet and Social Media Addiction in Indonesia during Covid-19

  • Setia Juli Irzal Ismail School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4092-2857
  • Toni Kusnandar School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8151-3689
  • Yeni Sanovia Statistics Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Ratna Mayasari School of Electrical Engineering, Telkom University, Indonesia
  • Ridha Muldina Negara School of Electrical Engineering, Telkom University, Indonesia
  • Dimitri Mahayana School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Abstract

Since February 2020, Indonesia was struck by the Covid-19 pandemic. This led to the imposition of Large-scale Social Restrictions. The government issued a policy of working from home, learning from home, and worshiping at home. To carry out their activities from home, people are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet. With the increasing use of the internet during this pandemic, we are conducting a study on whether there is a phenomenon of internet addiction and social media in Indonesia. A survey of 2309 respondents from 31 provinces in Indonesia using Kimberley Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT) has been conducted. After the data cleaning process to remove redundant data, only data from 2206 respondents were analyzed further with the binary logistic regression method. 25% of respondents were indicated with Internet addiction. High school students and college students tend to have a 1.7% higher risk of addiction. The length of time accessing e-commerce web and social media also increases the risk of internet addiction. YouTube and Instagram are social media applications that tend to pose a risk of addiction to respondents. A critical analysis of the Internet Addiction Test from a Philosophy of Science perspective was conducted. Finally, we formulate recommendations on strategies the government and society could take in dealing with the problem of internet addiction.

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Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
ISMAIL, Setia Juli Irzal et al. Study of Internet and Social Media Addiction in Indonesia during Covid-19. IJAIT (International Journal of Applied Information Technology), [S.l.], v. 4, n. 02, p. 69-80, mar. 2021. ISSN 2581-1223. Available at: <//journals.telkomuniversity.ac.id/ijait/article/view/3423>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.25124/ijait.v4i02.3423.
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