Document Type : Research Paper

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1 PhD Student in Political Sociology, Faculty of Humanities, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Humanities, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Information resources and political awareness of society, of which women make up half, play an important role in human development and socio-political participation. To identify the relationship between new communication tools and political awareness of Tehran women. This study examines the relationship between media literacy and Tehran women's political awareness components, including events, patterns, organizations, and party personalities. Women's wants, needs and rights, system functions, and political analysis.

The research method was the survey and documentary and the statistical population included all Tehran women over 20 years old with 4369551 people and the sample size was 384 people. Questionnaires were distributed by random cluster sampling and data were analyzed using SPSS. The selection of websites, web portals, and social networks as digital media in this study and the selection of a sample community from the urban community, regardless of women’s economic and social status. The results show that there is a statistically significant (direct) relationship between digital media literacy and political awareness of Tehran women, especially in the index of their knowledge and understanding of political concepts, patterns, and political schools of the day. At the same time, increasing women's political awareness can facilitate their political interactions and, if participation continues, provide a platform for the formation of numerous new discourses in society.

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