• Luna Maheswari Putri Idfar Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya
  • Flaviana Rinta Ferdian Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya



 Having friends can reduce the negative effects of stressful experiences such as facing your thesis.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is uncertain whether friendship quality possessed by students
has a relationship or not with the anxiety experienced by students. According to Foulkes and
Blakemore (2021), even for the strongest friendships, socialization via the internet is not the same
as face-to-face interaction. So, the mental health benefits you get are not the same as interacting
directly. Therefore, this study aimed to see the relationship between online friendship quality and
anxiety about the final thesis in final semester students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The
quantitative method used in this research with a correlational research design. One hundred and
twenty-two participants were selected using convenience sampling. Questionnaires were
implemented as the data collection technique. The data was analyzed using the Pearson Product Moment correlation test.                  The findings showed that online friendship quality does not have a
significant relationship with anxiety about facing the final thesis in final semester students. It
indicated that the level of one's online friendship quality does not correlate with the level of
anxiety. However, additional test results showed that on the friendship quality variable, the
dimensions of conflict and betrayal negatively correlated with all dimensions of the anxiety.


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