Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
The goal of the research is to find how the life skills of generation Z developed after exposure to celebrities’ gossip of celebrities. The methodology used for this research project is a qualitative research method, in-person, in-depth interview (IDIs). Responses are analyzed using the method of thematic analysis and the criteria, divided according to the 12 elements of four main categories: active citizenship, learning, personal empowerment, and employability. The results illustrate that the gossip of celebrities would help develop different abilities of Life Skills depending on whether generation Z are fans or not. One is when generation Z exposes to celebrities’ gossip. Fans learn more dimensions than non-fans. The pattern suggests that fans have thought more profoundly than non-fans. The other is that fans learn more about active citizenship than non-fans, especially with respect for diversity. In addition, fans may have a more vital ability to accept new things. Apart from that, fans are educated prominently in personal empowerment because they need to experience the sadness and bounce back from the negative scandal. In addition, fans and non-fans have learned equally in employability and learning. This research recommends that the educational industry, like the high schools, pays attention to celebrities’ recent gossip, which can arouse students’ deep thinking about society and themselves.