Married couples’ perception of the excessive use of socialmedia and its impact on marital problems in Saudi Arabia

Other Title(s)

إدراك الزوجين للاستخدام المفرط لوسائل التواصل الاجتماعي و أثره على المشكلات الزوجية في المملكة العربية السعودية

Author

al-Anzi, Nashmi Bin Husayn

Source

University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 18, Issue 1 (30 Jun. 2021), pp.61-94, 34 p.

Publisher

University of Sharjah

Publication Date

2021-06-30

Country of Publication

United Arab Emirates

No. of Pages

34

Main Topic

Media and Communication

Abstract EN

This study explores married couples’ perception of the effects of using social media on marital relationships in Saudi Arabian society.

The study discusses the growing use of social media, the common applications used, the reasons why married couples use social media, and the potential marital problems caused by the excessive use of social media.

These issues are explored through the viewpoints of married couples living in Saudi Arabia.

An online-based questionnaire was used to collect data, and the data sample comprised 1,226 married Saudi citizens; 55.7% male and 44.3% female.

The data was analyzed using SPSS.

The results show that the use of social media is common among married couples in Saudi Arabia, and that the majority use social media excessively.

WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are the most common applications used.

The study also finds that married couples use social media for a number of different purposes, including communicating with family and friends, keeping up to date with celebrity and social media influencers’ news, as well as sharing photos and videos with others.

Finally, spouses think that their partner’s excessive use of social media can cause marital problems, including the feelings of jealousy, the neglect of family responsibilities, the weakening of interpersonal communication, and the feelings of mistrust

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Anzi, Nashmi Bin Husayn. 2021. Married couples’ perception of the excessive use of socialmedia and its impact on marital problems in Saudi Arabia. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences،Vol. 18, no. 1, pp.61-94.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1258765

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Anzi, Nashmi Bin Husayn. Married couples’ perception of the excessive use of socialmedia and its impact on marital problems in Saudi Arabia. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 18, no. 1 (Jun. 2021), pp.61-94.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1258765

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Anzi, Nashmi Bin Husayn. Married couples’ perception of the excessive use of socialmedia and its impact on marital problems in Saudi Arabia. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. 2021. Vol. 18, no. 1, pp.61-94.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1258765

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 90-93

Record ID

BIM-1258765