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Internet Addiction, Self-esteem, and Loneliness in Adolescents (청소년의 인터넷 중독, 자아존중감과 외로움)

  • Suh, Boo Deuk;Choi, Eun Hee
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.653-659
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine internet addiction, self-esteem and loneliness in adolescents. Method: Subjects were middle and high school students in Daegu (N=486). Self-rating questionnaire included demographic data, the Korean version of Young internet addiction scale, self-rating self-esteem and loneliness scale. We have received the consent from teachers and students. Results: Among the subjects, 34% was addicted and internet addiction was significantly different according to gender, record at school, economic status, attitude of mother, father, teacher and friend about internet. There were significant differences in self-esteem and loneliness according to internet addiction. Internet addiction, self-esteem and loneliness were related to each other. Conclusion: These results indicate that internet addiction would be changed according to gender, record at school, economic status, attitude of mother, father, teacher and friend about internet. Therefore, further studies are needed to generalize these results and examine widely the related variables of internet addiction.

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Feelings of Emptiness on Facebook Use (페이스북 이용자의 공허감 연구 : 성격, 이용동기, 중독간 관계를 중심으로)

  • Kim, Hyoung-Jee;Kim, Young Yim;Huh, Eun
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.16 no.8
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    • pp.717-728
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    • 2016
  • This study examined the factors for feelings of emptiness on Facebook use, and how these feelings are related to the user's personal attributes and the addiction to Facebook usage. For analysis, the factors for feelings of emptiness on Facebook use among college students were measured and a questionnaire was developed. After analysis, 3 factors were identified: 'isolation and loneliness', 'self-regulation disorder', and 'unreality'. Then, variables influencing the feelings of emptiness were identified. Among big 5 personalities, neuroticism, agreeableness, and openness to experience were related to the factors for feelings of emptiness. The study also found that motivations such as 'self-disclosure' and 'social pressure from others' tended to enhance the feelings of emptiness. Finally, the study examined the relationship between feelings of emptiness on Facebook use and the addiction to it. Factors of 'isolation and loneliness' and 'unreality' revealed more addiction tendency on Facebook.

The Relationship among Loneliness, Stress, and Smartphone Addiction of Adolescents in the Era of Digitalization (디지털 시대 청소년의 외로움, 스트레스, 스마트폰 중독의 영향관계)

  • Kim, Ji-Youngng
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.15 no.9
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    • pp.335-343
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    • 2017
  • Several studies have suggested that lonely adolescents showed higher increases in stress and they easily addicted smartphone utilization for comforting loneliness and stress. Studies, moreover, have claimed that smartphone addiction has negative effects on mental health of adolescents. To contribute to knowledge on these topics, this study is to investigate to the relationship among adolescents' loneliness, stress, and smartphone addiction. To identify test subjects, the study conducted a survey that collected data from Korean adolescents, and the survey of this study was completed between April 1, 2017 and April 15, 2017. A total of 356 adolescents completed the survey, and the final data of empirical test of the study was 327. The empirical results demonstrate that the relationship between loneliness and stress of adolescents is mediated by four sub-factors of smartphone addiction such as difficulty of daily life, directivity of virtual life, withdrawal symptom, and tolerance. The results indicated that a smartphone addiction risk of adolescents was negatively related to their mental health, especially loneliness and stress.

The Impact of Social Isolation on Health-related Quality of Life of Older Adults Living Alone (독거노인의 사회적 고립이 건강관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Ahrin
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.18 no.8
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    • pp.343-351
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate social networks, loneliness, and sleep quality related to health-related quality of life in older adults living alone. Data were collected from 111 community-dwelling elderly. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple linear regressions with IBM SPSS 26.0 program. In multiple regression analysis, physical component summary (PCS) was predicted by the level of education (β=.20, p=.020), social networks (β=.31, p=.012), and sleep quality (β=-.23, p=.011). The model including these variables accounted for 25.7% of the variance in the PCS. Mental component summary (MCS) was predicted by loneliness (β=-.37, p=.004). Loneliness accounted for 31.7% of the variance in the MCS. In order to enhance the health-related quality of life of the older adults living alone, the intervention program to resolve social isolation should be provided for them.

A Exploratory Study on the Role of Fatigues of the Relationship between Interpersonal Communication Motives and Loneliness in Mobile Environment (모바일 환경에서 대인간 의사소통 동기와 외로움 간의 관계에서 피로감의 역할에 대한 연구)

  • Yim, Myung-Seong
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.10 no.5
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    • pp.189-201
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    • 2019
  • The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between communication motive, fatigue and loneliness in mobile environment. According to previous research, the most important communication motive in mobile environment is pleasure. Therefore, pleasure was selected as a representative communication motive. To do this, we collected data for empirical analysis from mobile messenger users using questionnaire. We found that pleasure has a negative effect on loneliness. Second, pleasure has a negative effect on connection, function, and focus. On the other hand, pleasure has no effect on delivery and relationship fatigue. Finally, function and focus have a positive effect on loneliness. On the other hand, connection, delivery, and relationship fatigue have no effect on loneliness. As a result of the research, it is possible to reduce the function and focus fatigue due to the use of the mobile messenger by adding the functions that cause the enjoyment of using the messenger. In addition, the addition of fun-inducing features can also reduce loneliness caused by the use of mobile messenger. Future research will also need to identify factors that may reduce connection and relationship fatigue.

A study on the experience of loneliness in elderly living alone: Focus group interview (독거노인의 심리적 외로움 경험분석: 포커스그룹 면담)

  • Kim, Doo Ree;Kang, Kyung-hee;Lee, Byunglim;Kim, Kwang-Hwan
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.9 no.4
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    • pp.85-91
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    • 2018
  • This is a qualitative research that was carried out to analyze the experience of loneliness of the elderly people living alone using the result of focus group interviews. This study conducted interviews with 28 subjects in the Senior Welfare Center of D city. For the purpose, 28 persons were divided into 5 groups, and interviews were carried out with each group for 50-70 minutes. and the voluntary character of research participation was sufficiently explained. As a result of the research, three topic collections consisting of 'Unavoidable lonesomeness', 'Inevitable death', and 'Acceptance of my life' and seven subjects, which consist of 'Absence of spouse', 'Independence for children', 'Death of neighbor (friend)', 'Fear of death left alone', 'Laying down', 'Taking care of my health', and 'Soothing loneliness in my own way', were derived. The elderly persons living alone who participated in this research expressed their feeling of unavoidable loneliness and their effort to overcome the loneliness. Based on the findings of this research, it is hoped that diverse plans to overcome psychological loneliness of the elderly people living alone will be developed.

If I Only Have My Cat in This World: Impacts of Loneliness on Anthropomorphism and Dehumanization (이 세상에 내 고양이만 있으면: 외로움이 의인화 및 비인간화에 주는 영향)

  • Shin, Hong-Im
    • Science of Emotion and Sensibility
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    • v.23 no.2
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    • pp.23-34
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    • 2020
  • Loneliness is an unpleasant experience due to the human need for social connection. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to nonhuman entities. The inverse process of anthropomorphism is dehumanization in which individuals treat humans like animals or objects. Two studies were conducted to investigate whether relationships exist among loneliness, anthropomorphism, and dehumanization. In Study 1, loneliness was measured via self-reports, and an anthropomorphism task was introduced to examine the extent to which subjective experiences of loneliness related to the tendency to describe nonhuman agents with humanlike characteristics. According to the results, lonelier participants attributed more humanlike capacities to computers and cats. Study 2 examined whether significant differences emerged in anthropomorphism and dehumanization between the experimental condition of loneliness and the control condition. After having been induced to the emotion of loneliness using an experimental writing task, the participants tended to perceive nonhuman agents to be more humanlike in the condition of loneliness than in the control condition. Moreover, there was a stronger tendency of dehumanization toward other humans in the condition of loneliness than in the control condition. There was also higher levels of negatively biased perceptions of neighborhood characteristics. This scenario implies that anthropomorphism is related to sociality motivation, which is the need for social connection through establishing bonds with nonhumans, and may result in the dehumanization and emotional experiences of other humans.

The Influences of parent-child communication and inclination of interpersonal relations on child's loneliness (부모-자녀간 의사소통과 대인관계성향이 아동의 외로움에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Eun Kyung;Lee, Jin Suk
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.6 no.3
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    • pp.1-22
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    • 2010
  • The major purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of parent-child communication and the inclination of interpersonal relations on the child's loneliness. The participants were 588 children in 5th and 6th grade of the elementary school which is located in Jeonbuk. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaire method. Data were analyzed by statistical techniques such as mean, frequency, percentile, t-test, pearson's correlation, multiple regression analysis using SPSS/Win 12.0 program. The major results of this study are as follows: First, female children's communication with their mother are more open that those of male children and have ostentation-narcism stronger than that of male children. There is no significant difference statistically in children's loneliness by sex. Second, it is indicated that the parent-child communication has negative correlation with children's loneliness and it also has close relations with sub-variables in inclination of interpersonal relations. Third, when investigating how parent-child communication and inclination of interpersonal relations have influences on child's loneliness, they have influences on child's loneliness by the following order: social-friendly, mother-child communication, father-child communication.

Risk Factors Associated with Loneliness in the Elderly Living Alone (독거노인의 외로움에 영향을 미치는 위험요인)

  • Lee, Seung Woo;Paik, Ki Chung;Lee, Kyung Kyu;Lee, Seok Bum;Kim, Kyung Min;Kim, Dohyun;Lee, Jung Jae
    • Korean Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.173-180
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    • 2019
  • Objectives : Loneliness is associated with negative mental and physical health. However, little is known about the risk factors of loneliness in the Korean elderly living alone. The aim of this study was to examine sociodemographic and social network related risks for loneliness among the elderly living alone. Methods : This is a cross-sectional study that enrolled 1,091 subjects who are the community-residing elderly living alone. Sociodemographic status, medical condition, cognition, mood disorder and levels of loneliness were collected using a self-administered questionnaire and a specific semi-structured interview conducted by a trained nurse. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze data regarding sociodemographic variable and loneliness. Univariate and Multivariate regression analyses were applied to examine factors associated with loneliness. Results : The mean score of loneliness was 3.8 (SD=1.7). No family contact (standardized β=0.115, p<0.001), no religious attendance (standardized β=0.057, p=0.028), no gathering with friends (standardized β=0.088, p=0.001) and high score of Short for of Geriatric Depression Scale (standardized β=0.502, p<0.001) were significantly associated with high loneliness in the elderly living alone. Conclusions : Family function, social network and depressive mood could be significant risk factors for high loneliness in the elderly living alone. Public health promotion efforts to reduce loneliness should focus on improving family function, social network and decreasing depression.