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The impact of Facebook use on relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and self-esteem
by Kurowski, Erica L., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 79; 1586160
Abstract (Summary)

The present study investigated the impact of intensity of Facebook use, attachment anxiety, and attachment avoidance on relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and self-esteem as perceived by individuals within heterosexual couples. One hundred and thirty-nine members of the social networking site, Facebook, who were currently involved in an exclusive, heterosexual relationship with a partner who was also a member of Facebook, completed an online survey in order to be included in the study. Results indicated that intensity of Facebook use was a significant predicator of sexual satisfaction, but did not significantly predict relationship satisfaction or self-esteem. In addition and consistent with previous literature, the current study found that attachment avoidance was a significant predictor of relationship satisfaction and attachment anxiety significantly predicted self-esteem. Given the lack of research in the area of Facebook use, the results from this study offer a platform for future researchers to investigate the complexities of the social networking site on face-to-face relationships.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
Commitee: Ghafoori, Bita, Prince, Judy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Attachment, Couples, Facebook, Relationship satisfaction, Self-esteem, Sexual satisfaction
Publication Number: 1586160
ISBN: 978-1-321-67144-5
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