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Media use, emerging adults, attachment, relationship satisfaction, relationship stability
This study was designed to explore in a path analysis how non-vocal and non-facial forms of media communication in emerging adults' romantic relationships might influence attachment, relationship satisfaction and relationship stability. For both males and females, using these forms of media to connect in their relationships seemed to be positively associated with attachment. Attachment was positively correlated with both relationship satisfaction and stability for both groups. Using media to communicate in a hurtful way was negatively related to satisfaction and stability. Differences between groups are presented and implications discussed.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Schade, Lori C.; Sandberg, Jonathan; and Bean, Roy, "Using Media to Connect in Romantic Relationships: Effects on Attachment, Relationship Satisfaction and Stability" (2011). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 156.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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