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IJET 2012 Vol.5(1): 85-90 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.517

The Most Important Negative Aspects of Using Social Networking Affecting the Family Stability in Abu Dhabi-A Pilot Study

Mohamed El Khouli

Abstract—This paper strives to monitor the most important disadvantages of using families to social networking sites, in order to contribute in identifying trends for improvement behaviors of households using these sites through putting a new indicators to decision makers and implementers of development programs regarding to the family and population in the UAE depending on the pilot study by selecting a random sample of (127) family that used these sites. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to measure the level of relative differences between the answers of respondents regarding how they recognize the negatives of use to the social networks according to each of educational level, gender and time-utilization daily. It was a significant difference in realization the negatives aspects of these sites according to only the educational level of users As, the results of factor analysis method showed that the most important key aspects that have the greatest impact on the perception of families to negatives aspects during using these sites in the following: {abuse of these sites by some teens / causing isolation of children for the real world / publishing the photos, videos, and articles that be abusive to religion, customs and traditions}. The paper has pointed to the necessity of participation of family and community-based organizations in the monitoring of those negatives and held adequate awareness programs among families for optimal use and support family stability.

Index Terms—Abu Dhabi, social networking sites, negative aspects, the family stability.

Mohamed Elkhouli is with the Sadat Academy for Management Science, Cairo, Egypt (e-mail: mohkholy5@ hotmail.com).

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Cite: Mohamed El Khouli, "The Most Important Negative Aspects of Using Social Networking Affecting the Family Stability in Abu Dhabi-A Pilot Study," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 85-90, 2013.

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