The Relationship Between Smartphone Addiction and Interpersonal Communication among Preclinical Students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia

Authors

  • Margaret Clarissa Gunawan School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
  • Lenny Gustaman Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, North Jakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25170/juhr.v1i1.3849

Keywords:

smartphone, smartphone addiction, interpersonal communication

Abstract

Introduction: The high number of smartphone usage throughout the world, including in Indonesia, can increase the likelihood of someone experiencing smartphone dependency. One impact of smartphone addiction is the decline in face-to-face interpersonal communication.

Methods: The design of this study was analytic descriptive with a cross-sectional approach involving preclinical students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data was collected using the Smartphone Addiction Scale Short Version (SAS-SV) and the interpersonal communication scale questionnaire.

Results: From a total of 135 respondents, it was found that there was a significant relationship between smartphone addiction and interpersonal communication, with a p-value of 0.029 (<0.05).

Conclusions: Smartphone addiction has a significant influence on interpersonal communication

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2022-11-01 — Updated on 2023-01-09

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Gunawan MC, Gustaman L. The Relationship Between Smartphone Addiction and Interpersonal Communication among Preclinical Students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. j. urban health res. [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 9 [cited 2024 May 25];1(1):29-37. Available from: https://ejournal.atmajaya.ac.id/index.php/juhr/article/view/3849
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