عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper aims to, historically and empirically, study themoral panic and its relationship with emerging some modern phenomena in Iran’s society. The statistic sample included 185 individuals who were selected through stratified random sampling. Data were analyzed through religious commitment inventory (Worthingtonet et al., 2003), the questionnaire of socioeconomic base (Nabavi et al., 2008), and moral panic (Shahabi, 2008). through descriptive statistics and regression analysis. Results showed that age and religiousness, having a positive significant relationship with moral panic, were the direct predictors, while the socioeconomic class was a reverse predictor of moral panic. In addition, findings showed that moral panic has been a main technique for competing with rivals. Moreover, considering the role of age and the increasing desire of the new generation towards modern phenomena, especially in the media field, it is recommended to recognize intergenerational distinctions and the media status in the development of community morality, and to provide appropriate cultural content for youth by educators.