Sociological Study of the Impact of Mass Media on Awareness of Citizenship Rights (Case Study: Students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 PhD student in Sociology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran



Citizenship is one of the most controversial concepts in modern times. Citizenship awareness means knowing citizens about the duties of government and municipality towards citizens and striving to fulfill their rights and enforce their duties, allowing the individual to intervene consciously in their own destiny, leading to the realization of their rights and a better life for themselves and other members. It becomes a community. The purpose of this study was to investigate the sociological impact of mass media on citizenship awareness. This study utilized an applied navigation method. The population of the study consisted of all students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz during the second semester of the academic year 2018-2019. 374 students were selected by stratified proportional sampling method. Findings show that students are aware of the level of citizenship awareness and are moderately high among the variables such as satellite, internet, mobile, virtual social networking, socioeconomic status, age, degree and degree. There was a significant relationship between education with the dependent variable of citizenship awareness, and no relationship was found between variables of radio, television use, and study of books, newspapers and magazines, cinema and theater, marriage and ethnicity with gender variable of citizenship awareness; and there is a significant difference in citizenship awareness. Regression results show that these variables predict 16.2% of the changes related to the dependent variable.


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