Time to face it! Facebook intrusion and the implications for romantic jealousy and relation

Elphinston, Rachel A. and Noller, Patricia (2011) Time to face it! Facebook intrusion and the implications for romantic jealousy and relation. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14 11: 631-635. doi:10.1089/cyber.2010.0318


Author Elphinston, Rachel A.
Noller, Patricia
Title Time to face it! Facebook intrusion and the implications for romantic jealousy and relation
Journal name CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2152-2715
2152-2723
Publication date 2011-11-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1089/cyber.2010.0318
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 14
Issue 11
Start page 631
End page 635
Total pages 5
Place of publication New Rochelle, NY, United States
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Language eng
Abstract Young people's exposure to social network sites such as Facebook is increasing, along with the potential for such use to complicate romantic relationships. Yet, little is known about the overlaps between the online and offline worlds. We extended previous research by investigating the links between Facebook intrusion, jealousy in romantic relationships, and relationship outcomes in a sample of undergraduates currently in a romantic relationship. A Facebook Intrusion Questionnaire was developed based on key features of technological (behavioral) addictions. An eight-item Facebook Intrusion Questionnaire with a single-factor structure was supported; internal consistency was high. Facebook intrusion was linked to relationship dissatisfaction, via jealous cognitions and surveillance behaviors. The results highlight the possibility of high levels of Facebook intrusion spilling over into romantic relationships, resulting in problems such as jealousy and dissatisfaction. The results have implications for romantic relationships and for Facebook users in general.
Keyword Internet
Quality
Self
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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