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This study looks at the relationship between the social network site Facebook and how it impacts college romantic relationships. A review of the literature reveals that Facebook can be a direct cause of jealousy and a negative impact on romantic and sexual relationships and can be responsible for creating suspicion between romantic partners, but there is still need for more research to be done in the future. This correlational study used a questionnaire with Likert style items administered to one hundred undergraduates having them rate frequency of Facebook use and jealousy in past and present relationships. The findings reveal that there is a positive correlation between checking Facebook daily and the presence of jealousy in relationships. Implications from this study were the need for future research since Facebook is a fairly new social network site and the need to gather data from a more diverse student sample.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

Spring 2011

Type

Article

Format

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Language

English

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