The Role of Virtual News Networks on Voting Behavior (Case study: Political Science Students Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch in 26 February 2016 Election)

Document Type : Original Article


present study aims to investigate the impact of the virtual news networks on
political participation of Iranians in parliamentary election on 26 February
2016. The method of this paper is descriptive. The statistical population is
political students of Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, in
undergraduate and postgraduate level in the academic year 2014-2015. The sample
size was 148 students who are selected by cluster sampling method. A
questionnaire was used to collect data. In this paper, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test
was used to investigate the normal distribution of the main variables. Spss22
software was used to analyze the statistical data. The results indicate that
virtual news networks can directly affect the evaluation of the individual,
which is conducted by his relatives. Furthermore providing the facilities for
virtual electoral activity affects voting behavior of students of political
sciences from Tehran University, South branch.




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