A Study on the Effect of Domestic and Foreign Mass Media on the Rate of Awareness of Citizenship Rights

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Esfahan University

2 Faculty member of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan Branch

3 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

4 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan Branch

Abstract

New millennium began when half of world population is living in the cities. Predictions represent that the proportion of citizenship will reach to 65 percent by 2050. One the phenomena affected by living in the cities is citizenship. Citizenship phenomenon is one of the phenomena that in in the era of social political evolution in the world have received much attention. Presentation of theories and dialogues by sociologists, political philosophers and lawyers in the field of citizenship rights show the need of today’s modern world for mechanism of dealing with citizenship rights at societies. The present research tries to study the effective social factors on the rate of awareness of citizenship rights on the citizens of Illam city. Research method in the present research is field method by using the technique of surveying and tool of collecting data is questionnaire. Statistical population is all citizens of Illam city who are over 18 years old and sampling volume is 320 that it has been obtained by using sampling method in different stages. Research results show that the rate of citizens’ awareness of their citizenship rights is different in different aspects. Furthermore, there is significant relation among variables of using of domestic mass media, the amount of using foreign media and genders of the respondents with their rate of awareness of citizenship rights. However, there isn’t significant difference in variables such as respondents’ age and education with their rate of awareness of citizenship rights.

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