The Effect of Psychological Raha (Comfort) and the Use of Social Media

Conference: The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2022)
Title: The Effect of Psychological Raha (Comfort) and the Use of Social Media
Stream: Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Hadi Ashkanani, Kuwait University, Kuwait


Objective: This study shed lights on religious intolerance and its relation to religiosity, being comfortable (Raha) in life, and the use of social media (Twitter).

Methods: A questionnaire was distributed among a purposive sample of 566 university students (public and private). The questionnaire included demographic variables (i.e., gender, age, nationality, marital status, GPA, University type, and income ) to find out their relationship to religious intolerance. Beside the demographic variables, the questionnaire measured three scales: the use of Twitter, the Raha scale, and the religious intolerance scale. Different statistical methods were used in the study to analyze the data.

Results: The results showed there is a significant relationship between religious intolerance and these variables: gender, type of university, time spent on Twitter, and being comfortable in life (Raha).

Conclusion: Understanding the three factors in the students’ life (i.e., the use of Twitter, being comfortable in life, and religious intolerance) help to diagnose intolerance in society.

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