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Social media influence on Malay families resilience towards the challenges of internet

Wok, Saodah and Hashim, Junaidah and Abdullah, Kalthom (2016) Social media influence on Malay families resilience towards the challenges of internet. Jurnal Komunikasi Malaysian Journal of Communication, 32 (2). pp. 648-669. ISSN 2289-151X

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Abstract

In this modern and technological era, the social media can become a threat to the family. As such, this study tries to explore the differences between the social media influence on the rural and urban Malay families. The objectives of the study are (1) to compare the patterns and usage of the Internet between the rural and urban families; (2) to compare the social media used for communicating with family members and friends between the rural and urban families; (3) to compare the influence of social media on the rural and urban families; and (4) to differentiate the influence of social media on the rural and urban families on family resilience towards challenges of the Internet. A total of 800 respondents, representing families, are surveyed, using the questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. Results show that rural families are different from the urban families in terms of usage, purpose and motive of using computer and the Internet, social media influence and family resilience to challenges. The rural families are more resilient than the urban families while the optimistic rural and urban families tend exhibit higher family resilience. Nonetheless, the Dependency Theory holds true for social media influence on individualistic and antagonistic urban families.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2899/56658
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dependency Theory, digital divide, family resilience, Malay families, social media influence.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Saodah Wok
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 16:15
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56658

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