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The purpose of the study is to investigate
the adolescents’ interpersonal relationships with friends, parents, and
teachers when using Facebook for interaction. A total of 740 junior high school
students were invited to fill in a questionnaire and 673 questionnaires were available.
Data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and paired-samples t-test. The analytic result confirms that
adolescents with high frequency use of Facebook for interactions can expand
their interpersonal relationships with friends than those who with low
frequency use, regardless of real-life or virtual relationships. However, their
real-life interpersonal relationships with parents may weaken if overly use
Internet tools for interactions. Another finding, eliminating the factor of the
time on Facebook use, reveals that the adolescents’ real-life interpersonal relationships are stronger than
virtual interpersonal relationships, regardless of with friends, parents, and
teachers. Combining the above two findings, it is worth noting that the
real-life interaction with parents may reduce if overly use Internet tools for
interactions. This study contributes to the literature by investigating the adolescents’ relationships
with friends, parents and teachers and indicates the potential program when
adolescents using Facebook use for interaction. This study, thus, further recommends that parents should be concerned their
children about Facebook use.
Although numerous studies have examined the relationship between family and religion on delinquency, there have not been studies of the relationship between parents, friends, and religion on substance use among adults. The analysis for this study was based on two waves of data (Wave 1, 1986 and Wave 2, 1989) of the Americans’ Changing Lives Survey. The results revealed that social relationships, social integration and attendance at religious services influence the number of drinks and cigarettes smoked per day among adults. Parental influence varies by gender. The implications for social control, social networks and gender perspectives are discussed.