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The School of Arts and Sciences

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHw7sFQ-n6Xz2fVTqsaU1Q

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19-4-2022 2:40 PM

End Date

19-4-2022 3:05 PM

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Title: Mediatization Theory: A Quantitative Investigation on the role of social media on Marriage Well-Being

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Kabah

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Abstract

In today’s media-frenzied society, social media platforms have become a place where people of all generations meet to socially interact, learn about each other, make new friends, and showcase their day-to-day lives and experiences. It has also become a target for advertising. Therefore, for companies to have a competitive edge in the global market, a social media presence is integral. Social media has been a vehicle that has altered society positively by providing a platform where people can communicate and interact easily and in real-time, thus building relationships. Additionally, as research has shown, social media has negatively impacted society with its addictive nature, leading to mental health issues such as depression. Relationships such as marriages are increasingly impacted negatively, which in many cases has led to separation and divorce. This study will present mediatization as a key concept and a theory of the influence media exert on society and culture. Specifically, this study will explore the relationship between social media and marriage well-being. The study will further seek to investigate the role that social media plays in the ever-changing dynamics of marriage through the lens of the mediatization theory.

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Biography

Dr. Stephen Kabah is an Assistant Professor of Communication and the coordinator of the communication arts program at Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama. He is an innovative communication, business and finance professional with years of progressive experience in the public and private sector. He holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a PhD in communication with an emphasis in digital media. He has presented several academic and scholarly papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication {AEJMC} and at the Broadcast Education Association Conference {BEA}. He wrote his dissertation on the effects of social media on marriage well-being. His dissertation title is: Connected and Disconnected – The Third Wheel: Social Media Digital Intimacy and the Role of Mediatization on Marriage Well-Being.

His principal research interests include Mediatization, Media Effects, Media Ecology, Digital Media and New media. His goal and passion in life is to bring an awareness of the impact and effects of media on culture and society. He is also an ordained minister who have served congregations across the United States of America, Europe, and Africa.

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The School of Arts and Sciences

Presentation

Title: Mediatization Theory: A Quantitative Investigation on the role of social media on Marriage Well-Being

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Kabah

https://ouscholars.oakwood.edu/annual_faculty_research_symposium/2022/schedule/6