The Impact of Social Media on the Parliamentary Performance of the Members of the Jordanian 18th Parliament from their Perspectives
The study aims at exploring the degree of parliament’s follow-up to social media; to identify the degree of social media coverage of the topics needed by the MPs (Members of Parliament) in the Parliament of Jordan; to explain the degree of the impact of social media on the legislative and regulatory role of the MPs; and to measure the degree of the impact of social media on the interaction and communication of MPs with citizens. The study was carried out on the methodology of quantitative descriptive analysis. A questionnaire was developed as a major tool for collecting data. The researcher adopted the cluster (purposeful) sample consisting of (75) MPs who constitute (58%) of The total size of the study population. A statistical analysis program (SPSS) was used to analyze and process data. The study concluded that the topics needed by MPs in the Jordanian Parliament are covered highly by social media; the impact of social media on the legislative and oversight role of the MPs scored a moderate degree; and that the impact of social media toward the interaction and communication of MPs with citizens scored a high degree. In the light of the study`s results, it is recommended holding training workshops for members of the House of Representatives about how to deal with social media and electronic media, and to improve the communication and interaction with citizens.
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