Investigating the Effects of Social Networks on Family Relations from the Viewpoints of Teachers in 11th Region of Education Ministry

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Cultural Affairs, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sociology, Associate Professor of Sociology, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Today, the number of people using social networks is increasing. Meanwhile, the most important effect of these networks is on the quality of family members' relationships because it is considered as a tool that can be very effective on the relationships of family members with each other. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of social networks on family relationships. The purpose of this research is to investigate the purpose of the research, and the method of data collection is descriptive-correlational. To implement the research, 278 teachers in 11th region of education ministry were selected using the Cochran formula and were randomly selected as the statistical sample. The questionnaire was used as the main tool for collecting data. The results of statistical analysis showed that the use of mobile virtual networks has a significant effect on family relationships. So that the results of the regression analysis were determined, each of the components of "marriage", "reduction of daily activities", "distrust of parents towards children", "face-to-face communications of family members", "reduction of social contributions of family members" and "social isolation of family members" have a great deal of ability to explain and predict "family relationships" and other, that the variable "distrust of parents towards children", as compared to others, has the most impact on "family relationships"; so that this variable can explain about 27% of the changes in the quality of family relationships. It was also found that, in general, the use of "social networks" could predict 42 percent of "family relationships."


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