Investigating the Relationship between the Use of Modern Social Media and the Tendency of Tabriz Youth to Deviant Behaviors

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Master of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

10.22034/ssyj.2020.676250

Abstract

One of the consequences of the new era threatening the cultural health of societies is the prevalence of deviant behaviors among young people. Young people today are more exposed to the use of new media and modern media culture, and this has significant effects on their behavior. The purpose of this study was to study the relationship between the amount and type of social media use with the tendency of Tabriz youth to deviant behaviors. The research method was survey and the data collection tool were a researcher-made questionnaire. The statistical population of youth (35-38 years old) was the city of Tabriz, which according to the Statistics Center of Iran included 209754 people. A total of 384 individuals were selected based on Cochran's formula by cluster sampling. The results showed that there is a relationship between the use of social media and the tendency of young people to sexual anomalies, vandalism and theft. Also, the tendency of young people to vandalism and sexual anomalies varied according to the type of social media use. Therefore, necessary measures should be taken to prevent and control social harms affected by the use of social networks.

Keywords


Abdollahi, M. (2004). Social injuries and its evolution in Iran. Tehran: Agha Publication.

Afsharian, A. (2008). High-risk behaviors of high school youth in control and self-sacrificing schools in the northwest of Tehran. Tehran: University of Rehabilitation Sciences and Social Welfare.

Ahmadi, A., Honesty, K., & Sabbagh, S. (2013). Investigating the relationship between satisfaction with social security and tendency to vandalistic behaviors among the citizens of Tabriz. Law Enforcement Quarterly, 3, 25-35.

Forghani, M. M., & Mohajeri, R. (2018). Relationship between the use of virtual social networks and changes in the lifestyle of young people. Modern Media Studies, 4(13), 259-292.

Khojir, Y., & Khaniki, H. (2019). Capacities and challenges of virtual social networks for Iranian civil society. Modern Media Studies, 5 (17), 35-69.

Li, C..& Bernoff, J. (2011). Groundswell: winning a world. Boston: Forrester Research.

Mehdizadeh, S. M. & Tawfiqi, M. (2015). The relationship between presence in cyberspace and modern identity. Media Quarterly, 26 (3), 35-48.

Memar, S., Adlipour, S., Khaksar, & Gorbani, F. (2012). Social media and identity crisis (with emphasis on Iran's identity crisis). Social Studies and Research in Iran, 1(4), 55-65.

Nosratinejad, F. Sakhaei, A., & Sharifi, H. (2014). Study of the relationship between the amount and type of use of Persian language in satellite channels with the level of religious adherence among mothers and daughters in Golpayegan city. Quarterly Journal of Family. 16 (36), 93-100.

Papp, R. (2009). Virtual worlds and social networking: Reaching the millennials.  Journal of Technology Research, 1, 15-25.

Pourafkari, N. (2011). Comprehensive culture of psychology and psychiatry. Tehran: Farhang Publication.

Qajghinejad, S. (2009). Investigating the causes and consequences of girls fleeing. Female Police, 11(12), 121-126.

Saif Elahi, S., & Shateri, P. (2015). The role of new social networks in changing the behavior of Iranian girls and women. Iranian Journal of Social Development Studies, 7(2), 25-35.

Seif, M. & Naderi, E. (2015). Behavioral disorders of children and youth. Arsbaran: Arasbaran Publication.

Shaterian, M., Asmi, Z., & Nourian Arani, F. (2013). Investigating the social factors affecting students' behavioral disorders; Case study of Aran and Bidgol counties. Iranian Journal of Social Development Studies, 5(3), 24-30.