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Relationship between SNS addiction proneness and interpersonal satisfaction among undergraduate students

대학생들의 SNS중독경향성과 대인관계 만족도의 상관관계

  • Kim, So-Yeon (College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Mi-Ji (College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Bu-Kyung (College of Nursing/Research Institute of Nursing Science Kyungpook National University)
  • 김소연 (경북대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 박미지 (경북대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 박부경 (경북대학교 간호대학/간호과학연구소)
  • Received : 2018.02.01
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30

Abstract

This study was conducted to examine SNS addiction proneness and interpersonal satisfaction among undergraduate students and the relationships between these two variables, as well as to establish baseline data for appropriate intervention of SNS addiction prevention. The participants of this study were 316 undergraduate students in D and K city, and data were collected between June 30 and July 30, 2017. Data were collected by a self-administered online survey and analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-tests, and Pearson's correlation coefficients using SPSS. The results showed that SNS addiction proneness and interpersonal satisfaction were negatively correlated (r=-0.57, p<0.01), indicating students with higher SNS addiction had lower interpersonal satisfaction. There were no significant differences in SNS addiction proneness and interpersonal satisfaction by gender (t=0.05, p=0.963), number of SNS networks (t=0.66, p=0.513), or number of SNS-only networks (t=-1.24, p=0.216). Students who used SNS for data collection showed significantly higher interpersonal satisfaction (t=3.02, p=0.030); however, there was no significant differences in SNS addiction proneness among purposes for using SNS (t=0.39, p=.759). The results of this study will be useful baseline data for developing an intervention to improve interpersonal satisfaction and prevent SNS addiction among undergraduate students.

Keywords

Internet;Interpersonal satisfaction;SNS addiction;Social media;Undergraduate students

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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