The Role of Mobile-Based Social Media in Iran's Social Development from the View of Communication Sciences Experts

  • Davoud Qafouri et al.


The purpose of this study is to study the role of mobile-based social media in Iran's social
development. The study referred to the views and comments of the experts and scholars of
communication and social development. Thus, the statistical population of the study is all the
lecturers, professors and experts of communication Sciences, around 4000 people. The sample
size was estimated to be 384 using Morgan's table and selected using a simple random sampling
method. A researcher designed questionnaire was used to collect the data. The findings show
that among the three dimensions of social development, which were measured from the
perspective of communication experts, only the hypothesis of social attitude were confirmed, and
the other two important dimensions, social welfare and social justice, were rejected and it seems
that the reasons of this rejection need further studies. The coefficient of determination is 26%,
which means that the independent variables of this study can determine 26% of changes in
dependent variables. In other words, mobile-based social media do not just appear and are
rooted in the life experiences of users and aspects of social justice and welfare like the role of
development in social attitude.