Levels of the negative impact of social media on youth attitudes towards societal issues A study in measuring the severity of the attitude of a sample of social media users
This study examines the negative effects of the heavy use of social networking sites on young people's attitudes towards societal issues. A deliberate sample of 225 respondents was selected from the users of these websites distributed over three countries: Iraq, Qatar, and Algeria, at a rate of 75 respondents for each country. The study used a scale with dimensions Triple to measure the severity of their attitudes towards these issues, as the scale was built according to the Likert formula. The study reached a number of results and conclusions, most notably the existence of a positive and significant relationship between the level of the research subjects' uses of social networking sites and the negative effects on their attitudes towards societal issues.