Junior High School Students who are Extroverted and Lonely Prefer SNS – Analysis of SNS Time by Diary Method

Abstract

There are a lot of concerning shown about excess using of SNS by Japanese young people on a smartphone. This research made an examination for the relation between extroversion, loneliness and using SNS time on smartphone referring to The Internet paradox study. Got a result from 701 junior high school students in Japanese nationwide by executing diary method survey in order to evaluate using time precisely. Result from multiple regression analysis controlled male/female and free time at home, all of item about extroversion, loneliness, interaction term is significant. Result from analysis of interaction term, there is no relation between loneliness and using time of SNS about low extroversion group. (low loneliness group 27.7 minutes, high loneliness group 28.4 minutes) About high extroversion group, loneliness and using time of SNS is seen as relation. (low loneliness group 34.9 minutes, high loneliness group 49.2 minutes) In the group of both extroversion and loneliness is high, using time of SNS is long significantly. It shows that the situation which there are not so many friends becomes possibility to communicate on SNS. And it also shows that using SNS may not possibility to mitigate loneliness.



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Shiroh Ohno, The University of Tokyo, Japan

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Conference: ACP2020
Stream: Psychology and Education

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