Designing a model for using basic mobile social networks in identifying adolescents




Identification, Adolescents, Social Networks.


Background and Aim: The most important issue of adolescence is gaining identity. Identity is considered as a process of coherence of individual changes, social demands and expectations for the future. The purpose of this study is to design a model for the use of virtual social networks in identifying adolescents. Methods: This research has been done in the framework of a quantitative approach and using the survey research method. For this purpose, 385 adolescents aged 15 to 18 years in Tehran in 2020 were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling. A questionnaire was used to collect data. Results: According to the findings of the present study, the most use of social networks of adolescents is for the purpose of acquiring knowledge and in the second place for the purpose of entertainment. The level of trust and influence of male students from social networks is higher according to the average rankings. The stability and strength of the family is more than other dimensions of identity referred. The degree of influence of social networks has a significant relationship with family structure. The influence of artists and actors and social networks is more after choosing a job and activity. Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that there is a relationship between the use of mobile social networks and the identification of adolescents.


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Mirtalebi, S. M., Baseri, A., Javadi, A., & Rezaeian, M. (2023). Designing a model for using basic mobile social networks in identifying adolescents. Journal of Adolescent and Youth Psychological Studies (JAYPS), 4(7), 127-136.