Journal of Statistics Applications & Probability
Members of Parliaments Use of Facebook Pages: An Empirical Study on the Tunisian Peoples Assembly
The aim of our research is measuring the extent of using social networking site, Facebook, by members of the Tunisian Parliament, who were elected in late 2019, within the framework of their political and parliamentary activities, to determine the nature of this use and to measure the extent of citizens interaction, by analyzing the official page of 150 representatives communicating regularly with the public, during two consecutive months, using the survey method and the content analysis tool. Results showed that 150 of MPs are in constant communication with the public on Facebook, and more than half of the posts (1.1 daily posts) are devoted to topics of services, future projects, and the economy. Regarding the research hypotheses, results indicated that there are statistically significant differences between members of Parliament regarding the use of Facebook for the benefit of males and younger MPs. Regarding the variable of party affiliation, results partially confirmed the hypothesis of following the prevailing pattern, which increases chances of representatives belonging to parties. Results confirmed also that social media sites contribute to embodying the principle of equal opportunities among MPs and that the use of Facebook has nothing to do with the electoral map.
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"Members of Parliaments Use of Facebook Pages: An Empirical Study on the Tunisian Peoples Assembly,"
Journal of Statistics Applications & Probability: Vol. 12:
2, Article 19.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jsap/vol12/iss2/19