Document Type: Original Article
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Quchan Branch
PhD student of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Quchan Branch, Quchan, Iran
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of cyberspace on the lifestyle of young female students. The statistical population of the study was 90 students of Shahid Modarres Girls School of Chenaran city. Considering the number of the population, the complete enumeration method was used to distribute the questionnaire. In general, two major methods of library and field methods have been used to collect data. The research questionnaire consisted of 55 items in two parts: cyberspace with 30 questions taken from Zendaniyan et.al (2013) and the lifestyle consisted of 99 items from Laali et al. (2012) research which was reduced to 25 items in Foroutan study (2013). SPSS 21 software was used for statistical analysis and Pearson correlation and regression methods were used to test the hypotheses. The reliability of the whole research tool based on Cronbach's alpha coefficient is 0.90. Research findings show that cyberspace with a correlation coefficient of 0.557 and amount of 30% affect students' lifestyle. Also, in terms of relationship with the family, cyberspace with a correlation coefficient of 0.508 and 25% amount and cyberspace in terms of educational status with a correlation coefficient of 0.268 and 6% amount, and cyberspace from a compatibility or adjustment point of view with a correlation coefficient of 0.421 and amount of 17% and cyberspace from the perspective of belief- theological status with correlation coefficient of 0.373 and amount of 13% and cyberspace in terms of mental status with a correlation coefficient of 0.225 and amount of 5% affects students' lifestyle. Creating restriction on the use of virtual social networks or negative propaganda is inconsistent with the results of this study but also, social and cultural contexts should be provided in this respect along with the values and norms of society.