The Effect of Toxic Friendship on Students' Mental Health

Authors

  • Serafina Trixi Esperansa Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
  • Nur Siva Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
  • Ida Ayu Putri Saraswati Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
  • Kadek Sukma Cahyani Wisnawa Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
  • Agus Kistian STKIP Bina Bangsa Meulaboh, Aceh Barat, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59110/aplikatif.v2i2.124

Keywords:

Mental Health, Students’ relationship

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the influence of toxic friendships on students' mental well-being. Specifically, it examines the detrimental effects of negative relationships within friendships on individuals' mental states. The research focuses on students enrolled in the Communication Science Study Program at Mercu Buana University Yogyakarta, Class of 2021. A sample of 135 students was selected using a simple random sampling technique from a population of 226. This type of research is quantitative research with a survey method approach. This study employing a modified questionnaire titled "Effect of Toxic Friendship on Student Mental Health" as the primary data collection instrument. The data obtained is then analyzed using SPSS software. The results indicated that toxic friendship has no effect on students' mental health. The instrument in this study used a questionnaire. The results showed that toxic friendship has no effect on students' mental health. The study underscores the need for further research to better understand the complexities of social relationships and their implications for mental health. This work contributes to the ongoing discourse on the factors affecting students' psychological well-being in educational settings.

Author Biographies

Serafina Trixi Esperansa, Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia

Ilmu Komunikasi

Nur Siva, Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia

Ilmu Komunikasi

Ida Ayu Putri Saraswati , Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia

Ilmu Komunikasi 

Kadek Sukma Cahyani Wisnawa, Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia

Ilmu Komunikasi 

Agus Kistian, STKIP Bina Bangsa Meulaboh, Aceh Barat, Indonesia

Pendidikan Matematika

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Published

17-11-2023

How to Cite

Esperansa, S. T., Siva, N., Putri Saraswati , I. A. ., Wisnawa, K. S. C., & Kistian, A. (2023). The Effect of Toxic Friendship on Students’ Mental Health. APLIKATIF: Journal of Research Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), 59–66. https://doi.org/10.59110/aplikatif.v2i2.124
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