Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
The perilous impact of addiction to e-communication on solidarity, interaction and traditions in the Lebanese society
Author(s): K Addam, H Naous, S Matraji, J Takkoush, B Mezher
Abstract: This study scrutinizes the hazardous addiction of the Lebanese people towards using SNS (Social Network Sites) and its perilous impacts on health and behavior. It also focuses on the societal dissociation which highlights its dangerous role on the solidarity in the society whether among friends on one hand or family on the other hand. This study is conducted and evaluated using a quantitative self-completed questionnaire. Its venture is a descriptive research undertaken using attitude and opinion questionnaires of organizational practices. This enables us to identify and describe the variability in different phenomena of the Lebanese people’s use of mobile phones in their daily lives. The survey includes 39 questions related to the Lebanese people’s interpersonal relationships, the SNS’s impact on different levels and people’s awareness regarding this influence which took around 10 to 15 minutes to fill-up. The findings of this study are shocking since some of them are compatible with our hypothesis while the others are eye-opening to unexpected findings. The contradictory answers of the participants reveal the silent precarious process which has a severe negative impact whereby people are unaware of. This publication reveals, from our point of view, that this process is deteriorating swiftly and the dilapidation in the near future is unacknowledged.