ICT and Urban Family Generation Gap in Iran


Department of Sociology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The present paper aims to determine the relationship between ICT usage and generation gap in Tehran urban family. This research is based on a survey in which a systematic random sampling of 384 families has been chosen to be questioned from different districts of Tehran. The results of the test showed a meaningful relationship between the usage of ICT and generation gap in urban households of Tehran. This means that the type and amount of Internet and satellites utility differ by parents and children and this difference has led to a gap between two generations. This gap gradually reduces the common points and the mutual understanding of current generation (children) and the previous generation (parents) and ultimately social interaction within suchfamilies is faced with major problems.