The Effect of Excessive Social Media Communication on Student’s Mental Health

Agnita Yolanda, Nurismilida ., Ruri Aditya Sari


Humans are social creatures who cannot live without other people. The development of the times and the phenomenon that occurs is communicating using media technology, commonly referred to as social media. This study aims to determine the effect of excessive social media communication on the mental health of bilingual communication science students at Medan Area University. This research method is using a quantitative approach; data collection is done using primary data and secondary data. The population in this study was 43 people and the sampling technique was a saturated sample with a total sample of 43 respondents. The results of this study indicate that the use of social media has a very significant relationship to mental health with the Pearson X and Y correlation values of 0.001 < 0.05, Then the variable relationship is stated to have a correlation. Students who use social media for positive purposes and pay attention to duration have a positive effect on mental health such as expanding relationships, increasing networking, in the world of technology, while students who use social media for purposes that are not clear and without seeing the duration of what their goals are can actually trigger overthinking, insecure, insomnia.

Keywords: Communication, Social Media, Students, Excessive, Mental Health.

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/101-09

Publication date: August 30th 2022

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