Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cyber-Abuse and the Electronic Dissolution of Intimate Relationships
by Kolkebeck, Eric, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020, 70; 27540339
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of communication technology on intimate relationships. As technology becomes more widespread and simple to use, social norms regarding electronic forms of communication, such as texting, social media messaging, and e-mails can shift. This study examines the prevalence of intimate partner abuse that is performed through technology, as well as the growing use of technology to end relationships. This study provides evidence supporting the hypothesis that individuals who tend to commit acts of aggression through electronic communication are more likely than those who don’t to terminate relationships through technology rather than in person.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Webster, Terry
Commitee: Mackin, Trevor
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Applied Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Web Studies, Social psychology
Keywords: Abuse, Electronic, Romantic, Technology, Text message
Publication Number: 27540339
ISBN: 9781392386736
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