Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Terhadap Ketergantungan Gadget pada Remaja Di Politeknik Kesehatan Gorontalo

  • Rini Fahriani Zees Poltekkes Kemenkes Gorontalo
  • Gusti Ayu Putu Putri Ariani Poltekkes Kemenkes Gorontalo
  • Lisdiyanti Usman Poltekkes Kemenkes Gorontalo
  • Iramayanti Djamalu Poltekkes Kemenkes Gorontalo
Keywords: Dependence; Gadgets; Teens; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Gadgets can affect teenager's lifestyle. Dependent teenagers have an impact on lack of creativity, difficulty learning and doing college assignments. One therapy to overcome the dependence of gadgets is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This study aims to determine the effectiveness of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) on Gadget dependence on teenagers. This research uses experimental pre experimental type with one group pretestposttest approach. This study was conducted on 30 students using Purposive Sampling technique according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. The results were analyzed using paired t test (paired sample t test). The results showed that CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) was effective in reducing gadget dependence on adolescents with (value ρ value = 0,000, a = 0,05). It is recommended for teenagers to use Gadgets on things that can improve learning achievement, such as library textbook searches, e-books, and to do classroom tasks.

Keywords: Dependence, Gadgets, Teens, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)