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.
|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|
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