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Identification and Gender Analysis of the factors influencing adolescents' tendency to use the Internet (The study of group of adolescents in Karaj)
Faezeh Behnamifard , Mitra Habibi
University of Art
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This study aiming to identify and gender analysis of the factors influencing adolescents’ (12-19 years old) tendency to use the internet, in terms of the purpose, is practical and the method of data collection is descriptive-survey. The sample size is calculated as 220 people using Cochran formula and sampling is appropriate as simple random classification. The data is mainly collected by questionnaire which its validity is approved by formal validity, and its reliability by Cronbach’s Alfa (= 0.81). Data analysis is done by statistical data and annalistic tests (chi-square, Pearson, Independent T, and Expletory Factor Analysis).  Results Show that there isn’t any specific relationship between the gender and amount of internet use. The most important factors which encourage them to use this media are “improving social relationships”, “drawing attention and feeling identified”, “gaining the capability of today’s world”, “experiencing freedom and equality”, and “user friendliness of the space”, which except the second and third factor, other factors have meaningful differences between girls and boys. 

Keywords: Internet, Virtual Space, Social Network Sites, Adolescents, Karaj City
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/2 | Accepted: 2017/07/3 | Published: 2017/07/3

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