A Sociological Study on the Effect of the Virtual Network (Telegram) on Emotional Divorce among Young Couples (A Case Study of Babol Payam Noor Center)

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran

2 Department of Sociology, Gilan University, Gilan, Iran

3 Department of Sociology, The State University of Armenia, Armenia


In the present study, it has been investigated about the effect of the virtual network (Telegram) on the emotional divorce among the young couples. The research method was a social survey including 100 married persons who were members of Telegram. They were selected randomly among the students of University of Payam Noor in Babol, on the basis of Cochran's table. Surveying tool was a questionnaire. Also its validity, with the use of Chronbach's Alpha, was estimated about 0/74. For testing the hypotheses of this study, the Pearson's correlation coefficient was used.  The results show that there is no significant relationship between the membership duration, the effect and participation in the social network of telegram. There is also a positive significant relationship between considering the content of social network and the emotional divorce. It also showed that using the above mentioned social network can have positive effect on lifestyle, participation, intimacy and their relations.