The occurrence of Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the general lifestyle of people across the globe, especially with the new safety directives, which have affected people’s interactions in many different ways.
The Overall Objective:
To examine the quality of interpersonal communication and capabilities used by family members during COVID- 19 restrictions in Saudi Arabia. The study objective was achieved through three main questions: How the pandemic is influencing how family members connected and communicate together, how do family members stay connected during the COVID- 19 restrictions in Saudi Arabia? And lastly what type of social media families used to get connected.
The present research applied Google Survey of 400 participants from Saudi Arabia.
The Findings and Conclusion:
The results have shown that Covid-19 has greatly affected people's interactions, including family interpersonal communication. Families have been forced to adjust from the normal face to face interactions to modern forms of communication as various governments across the world encourage virtual communication. IMO have become so popular among various family members. Other applications have been used to stay connected with family like; Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.
Keywords: COVID-19, Interactions, Virtual communication, communication, Interpersonal and family members.
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