The Dynamic of Online Friendship Quality: Exploration of Adolescence in Bandung

Mardiawan, O and Helmi, A F (2020) The Dynamic of Online Friendship Quality: Exploration of Adolescence in Bandung. In: B-SPACE 2019, 26-28 November 2019, Malang, East Java, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper tries to raise the issue of the quality of online friendships in adolescents. Through this study, researchers try to explore the dynamics of online friendship quality in adolescents in Indonesia, especially in the area of Bandung, West Java. Participants in this study were 142 high school students drawn from six high schools in the city and district of Bandung. The exploration process uses a qualitative method through a focus group discussion technique, in which participants are asked to share their personal experiences in establishing good online friendship relationships and their experiences when experiencing bad online friendship relationships. Furthermore, participants were also asked to explain the factors that caused their online friendship relationships to be good or bad. Participant responses were analyzed using grounded theory. The results show that several features build the quality of friendship online such as companionship, sharing, mutual support, and voluntariness. There are several factors influence the quality of online friendship features, such as similarity, the motivation of affiliation, and personal attribute.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality of friendship online adolescents
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:40
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:40
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/4470

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