Role of internet in Formation of National Identity Using Analytical Model (Case Study: 18-30 years old youth in Kashan)

Author

Esfahan

Abstract

The present research has been conducted aiming at specifying how the youth use internet and how they are influenced of emerging media via survey as the research method. The statistical population (200445) consists of 18-30 years old youth in Kashan. The sample (384) was selected using random sampling method via Morgan table. To elaborate the hypotheses, Tajfel's theory has been used to specify dimensions of national identity and Katz's Happiness Theory and Giddens' Structuration Theory have been used to determine how the users are influenced under use of internet. In the present research, questionnaire has been used to collect data. Findings of research indicate that the results of variance analysis test indicated that there is a significant difference on youth's cognitive identity regarding how the youth use internet. The correlation coefficient between the youth's motivation to use internet and cognitive identity (r=0.229), the correlation coefficient between the youth's motivation to use internet and affective identity (r=0.130) and the correlation coefficient between the youth's motivation to use internet and general identity (r=0.180) is significant at p

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