This research discusses the perceived effects of social media on relationship satisfaction. It was hypothesized that social media is perceived to affect romantic relationships in a negative way, especially in the form of jealousy and mistrust, with increased usage. Past research about monitoring romantic partners on social media, the fear of missing out in relation of social media, social media addiction, and mental and psychological effects of social media were explored in relation to the research being presented. Participants took an online survey through Qualtrics which resulted in statistically significant data that partially supported the hypothesis. The perceived effects of social media are negative on romantic relationships when it comes to trust, satisfaction of the relationship and with one’s significant other regarding their usage of social media. The perception that jealousy of significant others social media usage having a negative impact on relationship satisfaction was mot supported by the hypothesis.
Shockley, Hannah S.
"How Social Media is Perceived to Affect Romantic Relationship Satisfaction,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/psych_journals/vol1/iss20/9
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