• Ni Andani S1 Keperawatan STIKES Banyuwangi
  • Badrul Munif S1 Keperawatan STIKES Banyuwangi
  • Riyan Prasetiyawan Profesi Ners STIKES Banyuwangi
  • Masroni Masroni Profesi Ners STIKES Banyuwangi
  • Dita Deviani D3 Farmasi STIKES Banyuwangi
Keywords: Gadget Addiction, Emotional Mental Disorders, Adolescents, Class VIII Students in Junior High School, Kecanduan Gadget, Gangguan Mental Emosional, Remaja, Murid Kelas VIII SMP


Mental emotional disorders are emotional changes that occur in an individual, if it is not immediately handled properly it turns into a pathological state. This study aimed to determine the correlation between gadget addiction level and mental emotional disorders level in adolescents’ class VIII students at SMP Negeri 4 Banyuwangi. The method used was a cross sectional with 66 respondents taken by purposive sampling technique. Data collection used a gadget addiction questionnaire (Favorable, Unfavorable) and mental emotional disorder SRQ (Self Reporting Questionnaire). The statistical test used was a Rank Spearman with SPSS for windows software with a = 0,05. The results showed that adolescents with gadget addiction were in the moderate category as many as 33 respondents (50.0%) and mental emotional disorders in the low category were 30 respondents (45.5%). The significance value of Rank Spearman with mental emotional disorders in adolescent class VIII students at SMP Negeri 4 Banyuwangi p value 0,02 < 0,05, which means that the correlation was 1.00. The Correlation Coefficient value was positive with a very strong relationship. From the research results, adolescents can control gadget addiction in order to prevent emotional mental disorders. Parents can provide supervision and limitations for their children in using gadgets to prevent emotional mental disorders.