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Are Online Comparisons Damaging our In-Person Connections? Effects of Social Media Use on Romantic Relationships

Abstract Social media has been extensively researched, and its effects on well-being are well established. What is less studied, however, is how social media affects romantic relationships specifically. The few studies that have researched this have found mixed results. Some researchers have found social media to have a positive influence on relationship outcomes, while other have found social media to have a negative influence. In an attempt to reconcile these discrepancies, the current thesis study explored possible mediators between social media use and relationship health outcomes which, to my knowledge, has not been investigated in previous literature. Three moderators were explored: type of social media use (active use versus passive use), rel... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Quiroz, Selena (Author) / Mickelson, Kristin (Advisor) / Burleson, Mary (Committee member) / Halavais, Alexander (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social psychology / passive social media use / relationship-contingent self-esteem / relationship health / romantic relationships / social comparison / social media
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 71 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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