Means of Electronic Communication and its Impact on Feelings and Behavior of Individuals

Nihad Ibrahim Badr Barakati
2022 Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal  
The phenomenon of addiction to the use of social media on the Internet has become noticeably prevalent among young people and adolescents. Therefore, this study sought to find out whether there is a direct relationship between Internet addiction, psychological alienation, and emotional relationships, and whether there are statistically significant differences in (internet addiction, psychological alienation, emotional relationships) due to the economic level, and Whether there are statistically
more » ... significant differences attributed to gender and educational qualification in both electronic communication addiction, emotional relationships, and psychological alienation, in addition to spreading awareness among families about the danger of excessive use of electronic means of communication on adolescents and youth and clarifying the psychological, social and behavioral problems resulting from it. The current study released on the descriptive survey method, and the study sample included (74) respondents from young people and adolescents of both sexes in the Makkah region. A questionnaire was developed to collect the data needed for this study by reviewing the relevant literature. The questionnaire consisted of two parts: the first section included demographic data for the sample members, namely gender, social status, educational level, economic level, and the number of hours of internet use per day. The second section included the next main themes of the study: The first axis: addiction to electronic media; the second axis: the impact of Internet addiction on the behavior of individuals (emotional behavior); the third axis: the impact of Internet addiction on the occurrence of psychological alienation among adolescents and young adults. Among the most important findings of the study is the existence of a direct relationship between the study variables (internet addiction, psychological alienation and emotional relationships), meaning that the greater the internet addiction, the greater the psychological alienation and emotional relationships, and vice versa. The study recommended holding training courses for parents on how to deal with children in light of the globalization of the Internet, providing oversight from a specialist to combat Internet products and markets, and providing control and control programs.
doi:10.14738/assrj.99.12944 fatcat:pzpaxzauxfayvdoit4umyr5gv4