Facebook and romantic relationships: A daily diary analysis

dc.contributor.advisor Carolyn E. Cutrona
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Melissa
dc.contributor.department Psychology
dc.date 2018-08-11T17:20:11.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:52:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:52:23Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of daily Facebook communications with one's romantic partner on mood and relationship quality. Undergraduate participants from a large Midwestern university who had been involved in a romantic relationship for a minimum of three months completed 14 daily surveys that measured their daily loneliness, mood, relationship satisfaction, and emotional closeness, as well as communications with their romantic partner and all others on Facebook, in-person, and using other forms of communication. Negative Facebook communications with one's partner significantly predicted more daily loneliness, lower daily positive mood, higher daily negative mood, lower daily relationship satisfaction, and lower daily emotional closeness. Positive Facebook communications with one's partner significantly predicted higher daily relationship satisfaction and emotional closeness. This study presents a first step in providing strong evidence for the importance of the effect of Facebook on mood and relationship quality.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13821/
dc.identifier.articleid 4828
dc.identifier.contextkey 5777532
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-359
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/13821
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28008
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Psychology
dc.subject.keywords close relationships
dc.subject.keywords Facebook
dc.subject.keywords loneliness
dc.subject.keywords mood
dc.subject.keywords relationship quality
dc.title Facebook and romantic relationships: A daily diary analysis
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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