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Oral
July 26, 2016 12:50 - 14:20
OR26-47-3

ONLINE CHATTING AND GAMING IN INDONESIA: LONELINESS AS A MODERATOR ON EFFECT OF PERSONALITY ANDGENDERONCOMPULSIVE INTERNET USE

[Speaker] Nisa, Yunita Faela:1
[Co-author] Ulfah, Dara Mutia:1
1:State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (Indonesia)

Compulsive internet use is a challenging topic in recent studies. How psychology explain this behavior is important to predict and control compulsive internet use. This study aim to prove loneliness as a moderator on effect of personality and gender on compulsive internet use both on online chatting and gaming in Indonesia. We conducted a non-experimental method that aims to prove our hypothesis. We measured loneliness, personality and computer internet use with self report. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to test the construct validity of our scale. The 290 participants were recruitedby online advertising (mean age=21). The results indicated that women in high loneliness have more compulsive internet use, both on online chatting and gaming. The other result showed that high neuroticism tend more compulsive internet use in chatting, not in gaming. While extraversion and agreeableness have no a significant effect on computer internet use.

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