- Mohmmad khasawneh
king khalid universty
Virtual Reality Socialization Groups on Facebook: A New Frontier for Children with Social Anxiety Disorder
As a potential treatment intervention for Saudi Arabian youngsters with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), this study aims to investigate the use of virtual reality socialization groups on the widely used social media platform Facebook. The purpose of this research is to examine how social anxiety, sadness, and anxiety symptoms change after receiving treatment. The quantitative approach used in the study yields very small impact sizes. No discernible differences emerged, however, between the test and control groups at the statistical level. It is investigated how cultural factors, including the unique social norms and expectations in Saudi Arabia, play a crucial role in determining the success of interventions. Specifically adapted virtual reality therapies for various cultural settings are emphasized. In addition, it highlights the importance of understanding the therapeutic implications of small effect sizes. Prospective research directions are explored in this article; special attention is paid to the development of ever-better technologically-driven treatments across a variety of cultural settings.