COUNS-EDU: The International Journal of Counseling and Education
Vol 6, No 1 (2021)

The impact of social media access and anxiety among indonesia society during covid-19 outbreak

Ifdil Ifdil (Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia)
Berru Amalianita (Indonesian Institute for Counseling , Education and Theraphy)
Rima Pratiwi Fadli (Indonesian Institute for Counseling , Education and Theraphy)
Nilma Zola (Indonesian Institute for Counseling , Education and Theraphy)
Yola Eka Putri (Indonesian Institute for Counseling , Education and Theraphy)



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Jun 2021

Abstract

A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak began in Wuhan, China, has been named corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in December 2019. The first cases of  COVID-19 was reported in Indonesia on 2 March 2020. All caused global panic, fears, anxiety  around the coronavirus have been especially amplified by social media. During coroan virus outbreak, disinformation and false reports have bombarded social media and stoked unfounded anxiety among Indonesian society. This research, therefore, aims to analyze the impact social media and anxiety level during COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia. The procedure of this research is  Indonesian citizens old were invited to participant online survey thought Survey Monkey platform. There are 1543  participant  form aged 17 to 60 Year and form several province and region in Indonesia. The instrumen useing  the DASS was to modify patients’ anxiety. Data analyzed using JASP (Jeffrey's Amazing Statistics Program). The research showed that respondents anxiety in the very haviness category with the highest anxiety when the duration of social media access more than 6 hours in a day. The anxiety base of aspect in watching/reading  have a higher, then Imagine and  listening when access social media about corona virus among Indonesia society. Social media use is complex reading or watching  lots of news about coronavirus has led to anxiety.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

counsedu

Publisher

Subject

Education

Description

COUNS-EDU: The International Journal of Counseling and Education ISSN: 2548-348X , e-ISSN: 2548-3498 is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published by Indonesian Counselor Association (IKI). The aim of this journal is to publish high-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of the latest ...