Effects of Social Media on the Interpersonal Relationship among the Married Couples: A Study on a Selected Neighborhood (or Wards) of Dhaka City in Bangladesh

  • Abu Zihad Department of Social Work, Open School, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1705, Bangladesh
  • Nazmun Nahar Chaitee Department of Educational Administration, Department of Bangla Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Sahana Rahman Department of Educational Administration, Department of Bangla Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
Keywords: social media, married couples, interpersonal relationship, effect

Abstract

It is clearly shown that at present social media plays a vital role in our daily life and the progression in the internet in current years have made new way available to education, health service, business, transportation etc. However, in recent years many sociologists, advocates, educators, psychologists and policy makers have expressed concerns regarding the existing negative impact of social media usage. Some studies have indicated that social media use may be led to negative interpersonal relationship, including infidelity, divorce, disrespect, detachment which often occurs suicide, increases loneliness. Other studies have found evidence for harm what have indicated that social media use may be not so beneficial for some individuals especially in married life. The research was conducted on the neighborhood of Dhaka city with regards to the effects of social media on the interpersonal relationships of married couples. The report identifies the rationale of the research by drawing from popular literature which claims that social media has detrimental effects on quality of marriage. Then relevant literature is reviewed including both national and international researches with regards to the findings regarding effects of social media usage and marriage quality. Usually the usage of Internet among couples was negatively associated with marital satisfaction and commitment of both partners. At the end of the paper, the author discusses the results, along with implications, limitations and recommended future research directions with regards to the acquired information.

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2021-11-10
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Zihad, A., Chaitee, N. and Rahman, S. (2021) “Effects of Social Media on the Interpersonal Relationship among the Married Couples: A Study on a Selected Neighborhood (or Wards) of Dhaka City in Bangladesh”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(11), pp. 345 - 357. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v6i11.1164.
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