A Study of the Effect of Using Social Networks on the Quality of Family Interpersonal Communication (with an Emphasis on the Relationship between the Couple)


Social networks played an undeniable role in everyday life and human relationships and social networks .Iranian's interest to join, like the rest of the world is growing. Given the importance of family functioning,present study was to evaluate the relationship between the usage of social network connections rather than interpersonal communication & family functions. The results extracted from a survey. The study population included all individuals aged 20 to 50 were married and residents of 22 region of Tehran estimated population size is 284,602 people, of which 381 selected household respectively. Data obtained from research using Kendall's correlation test and Mann-Whitney were analyzed. The results showed that people using social networks and people who do not use the two categories of family functioning and marital intimacy after all there is a significant difference. As well as the age of familiarity with social networking and the use of their time with the family, solidarity, family and marital intimacy between users of social networking sites there is a significant relationship. This means that parents spend more time in cyberspace and social networks revelations of marital intimacy with three indicators of emotional intelligence and sex has dropped. As well as between family functioning and parenting with three indicators, the level of cooperation, ways of parenting and problem solving there is an inverse relationship.

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Neda Soleimani, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Mehrdad Salemi, Tehran University, Iran

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Conference: MediAsia2015
Stream: Social Media and Communication Technology

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