Investigating the Impact of Satellite Networks (GEM TV and Farsi 1) on the Religious Beliefs of Youth in Farashband City

Document Type: Original Article


1 Phd Student Curriculum Planning, Lamerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lamerd, Iran

2 Department of Philosophy of Education, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Sociology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of satellite networks (GEM TV and Farsi 1) on the religious beliefs of youth in the city of Farashband. The type of research in terms of purpose, applied and in terms of data collection, was causal-comparative. The statistical population of this study is all the youths of the Farashband city in 2015, which includes 7569 people. The sample size of this study is 365 people, which is obtained through multistage cluster sampling. The data gathering tool in this research is a researcher-made questionnaire based on the impact of satellite networks and religious beliefs of young people.
 The results of regression analysis and analysis of variance showed that the amount of watching satellite channels has a negative effect on the religious beliefs of young people in the sense that how much watching satellite networks increased the religious beliefs of young people become weaker. The amount of satellite watching is negatively affecting the collective dimension of religious beliefs, meaning that as the amount of satellite TVs increases, the collective dimension of the religious beliefs of young people becomes weaker. 


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