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Jangi Sangani N, Razavi M R. Investigating the Relationship Between the Use of Social Media, Educational Decline, and Student Mental Health. PCP 2024; 12 (2) :123-136
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-923-en.html
1- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology, Taybad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Taybad, Iran.
2- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology, Taybad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Taybad, Iran. , drmrrazavi@gmail.com
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Objective: The widespread presence of students in Telegram virtual social networks (VSNs) has provided a unique opportunity to track the effects of using this medium on their academic failure and mental health. Accordingly, this study explores whether the use of social media has a relationship with educational decline and student mental health. 
Methods: This correlation study was conducted in high schools in Khaf City, Iran, in the 2018-2019 academic year and included 1250 students (550 girls and 700 boys) who were selected via simple stratified random sampling. The data collection tools comprised a researcher-made questionnaire on the use of Telegram VSNs and the Keyes (2005) model of mental health. The data were analyzed using the SPSS software, version 22, and related tests. 
Results: We found a significant relationship between the use of the Telegram network and educational decline. There is also a significant relationship between the use of the Telegram network and mental health. As the use of Telegram VSNs increases, there is an increase in fatigue in class and a reduction in study hours. Hence, this affects students’ educational decline directly and mental health adversely. 
Conclusion: We recommend that information about the positive and negative effects of Telegram VSNs should be provided to users, and measures should be taken in schools to introduce and create a culture and useful and scientific use of Telegram VSNs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Analytical approach
Received: 2023/12/10 | Accepted: 2024/02/14 | Published: 2024/04/1

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