Social Relationships Shifts by Social Media in United States of America


  • Edwin Hebert Chicago University
  • Eve Louce Chicago University


Over the past two decades, social media has gained so much growth and fame worldwide to an extent that many researchers are now interested in learning more about these social platforms and their effects on social relationships in the society. The objective of this study was to establish the influence of social media on social relationships among the youth. The specific objectives were to establish the effect of social media on youth interpersonal skills, social relationships and the extent of social media use among the youth in the society. The target population of the study was the American youths in the middle class where questionnaires were administered. The study findings showed majority percent of youths agreed that there is positive impact on the use of social media because it facilitates communication and support among youths in daily life. On the negative side, the findings showed that the use of social media has sometimes led to misunderstanding and destructed relationship among youths in the society. This study recommends that youths should use social media positively in such a way that their use could not affect their social relationships. The study recommends that the youths should be careful because social media is not reliable in terms of confidentiality and privacy. Therefore, people in social relationships should be wary of self-disclosure of personal information on their social media accounts for the betterment of their social relationship.

Keywords: Social Relationships, Social Media, Youths & United States of America.

Author Biographies

Edwin Hebert, Chicago University

Chicago University

Eve Louce, Chicago University

Chicago University


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How to Cite

Hebert, E., and E. Louce. “Social Relationships Shifts by Social Media in United States of America”. Journal of Sociology, Psychology & Religious Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, Dec. 2020, pp. 58-72,