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Mahmoudi S, Mazidi Sharafabadi A M, Islami H. (2023). Modeling Social Harms of Adolescents in Virtual Social Networks. IEEPJ. 5(1), 182-191. doi:10.52547/ieepj.5.1.82
URL: http://ieepj.hormozgan.ac.ir/article-1-580-en.html
1- PhD student, Department of Social Communication Sciences, Maybod, Branch, Islamic Azad University, Maybod,, Iran
2- Assistant Professor Department of Social Communication Sciences, Maybod Branch, Islamic Azad University, Maybod, Iran , mazidi@maybodia.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University,Yazd, Iran
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The current research was conducted with the aim of identifying and presenting a control model of social harms of teenagers in the use of virtual social networks. The research method was of a mixed method type, which was operationalized and implemented in two qualitative and quantitative parts. The research method in the descriptive quantitative phase was a survey type and the statistical population included all specialists in the field of communication and modern communication media who were selected to participate in the research. The data collection tool in the quantitative part was a researcher-made questionnaire taken from the qualitative phase. The data were analyzed in the quantitative phase using the software package for social sciences and Smart PLS. The findings of the research showed that the convergent and discriminant validity indicators indicate the desirability of the validity of the variables and the values ​​of Cronbach's alpha coefficient and composite reliability indicated the accuracy of measuring the dimensions of all the variables. The estimated values ​​(factor loading, critical values ​​and significance level) indicated that the factor loadings related to the dimensions and items of all variables are in a favorable condition. In fact, the correlation of the variables with the dimensions and items related to these dimensions was high, so the convergent validity related to the dimensions of the variables at the level of the items is established. According to the results, the research model included the dimensions of mental and emotional injuries, weakening of social values, violation of sexual norms, moral injuries and changing behavioral patterns. The findings provide useful implications in the control and prevention of cyberspace harms.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Educational Psychology
Received: 2022/09/17 | Accepted: 2022/12/29 | Published: 2023/03/1

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