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Online Social Networking and Romantic Relationships

Online Social Networking and Romantic Relationships
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Author(s): Irem Metin-Orta (Atilim University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 26
Source title: The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Malinda Desjarlais (Mount Royal University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9412-3.ch003

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Abstract

With the increased popularity of social media, social networking sites (SNSs) have received the attention of many scholars. In particular, researchers have focused on the impact of SNSs on interpersonal relationships. Accordingly, this chapter provides an overview of the extant literature concerning associations between the use of SNSs and romantic relationships. It provides empirical evidence on how social networking behaviors are influenced by adult attachment styles, and how social networking influences relationship constructs such as satisfaction, commitment, jealousy, and relationship dissolution. Furthermore, it presents previous research that emphasizes gender as a moderator in these relations. This chapter overall contributes to researchers and professionals in providing information on online social networking and emphasizing key romantic relationship constructs related to the use of SNSs. It also provides suggestions for future research.

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