• Isni Sania Maulida Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Vidya Anindhita Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Fitri Ariyanti Abidin Universitas Padjadjaran
Keywords: adolescents, Indonesia, family rituals, problematic smartphone use, smartphone


Family factors have been identified as potential protective or risk factors for problematic smartphone use in adolescents, yet studies on family rituals as one of the important family factors are scarce. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship between family rituals and problematic smartphone use in adolescents. Family rituals were measured using the Family Ritual Questionnaire (FRQ), and problematic smartphone use was measured using the Mobile Phone Problematic Use Scale (MPPUS). Both measurements were validated in the Indonesian version. Using a cross-sectional approach, we applied a convenience sampling method. Two hundred and twelve adolescents aged 12-18 (girls= 113, boys= 98; Mean age= 14.56, SD= 1.41) participated in this study. The data was analyzed using Spearman’s rho correlation analysis. The results show no significant correlation between family rituals and problematic smartphone use in adolescents (r = 0.01; p > 0.05). Further investigation involving family communication as a mediating variable is strongly recommended.

Author Biographies

Isni Sania Maulida, Universitas Padjadjaran

Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Vidya Anindhita, Universitas Padjadjaran

Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Accreditation A

Fitri Ariyanti Abidin, Universitas Padjadjaran

Center for Psychological Innovation and Research, Faculty of Psychology


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How to Cite
MaulidaI. S., AnindhitaV., & AbidinF. A. (2023). FAMILY RITUALS AND PROBLEMATIC SMARTPHONE USE IN ADOLESCENTS. Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga Dan Konsumen, 16(1), 13-22.