Volume 2, Issue 1 (1-2019)                   Iranian Journal of Educational Sociology 2019, 2(1): 150-160 | Back to browse issues page

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Assistant Professor of Educational Sociology, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran.
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Purpose: The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between social health and the usage of social networks among the parents of female students in Baharestan.
Methodology: For this purpose, 370 parents (172 males and 198 females) were selected randomly through cluster sampling based on kerjeci & Morgan's table. Then, the social health questionnaire developed by Keyes and Shapiro (2004) and social networks using questionnaire which is a researcher-made questionnaire was completed.
Findings: The results of convergent and divergent validity, composite reliability, Cronbach's alpha, average variance extracted, factor analysis, Stone-Geisser's criterion, goodness of fit, and independent t-test revealed that there was a significant relationship between all the components of social health (i.e. social integration, social coherence, social actualization, social acceptance, and social contribution) and the usage of social networks. Accordingly, social health explains 42% of the usage of social networks. As regards the components, the percentages are social integration (86%), social coherence (52%), social actualization (25%), social acceptance (44%), and social contribution (36%). In addition, no significant relationship was found between gender and usage. There was a positive and significant relationship between virtual social network and the components of physical health and general health scales, physical function, physical role, and physical pain. Social health refers to how a person's relationship is with others in a society is, or to his socialization.
Conclusion: social health is one of the three components (plus physical and mental health) of general health
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/10/8 | Accepted: 2019/10/21 | Published: 2019/12/29

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