Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age: Exploring Technology's Impact on Relationship Initiation, Maintenance, and Dissolution

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297651
Title:
Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age: Exploring Technology's Impact on Relationship Initiation, Maintenance, and Dissolution
Author:
Hultgren, Kelly Ann
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Today, millions of people are starting, maintaining, and ending relationships through communication technologies. People are finding love in their inboxes, and experiencing heartbreak through relationship statuses on Facebook. This thesis explores the changing state of romantic relationships through the use of new communication technologies, such as instant messaging and social networking sites. More importantly, it seeks to assess how these modes of communication are affecting our relationships with others. By taking a functional approach and using traditional communication theories, this work delves into technology’s impact on relationship initiation, maintenance, and dissolution. Society has allowed technology to be pervasive and powerful in romantic relationships. However, it is too soon to tell whether society is writing a utopian or a dystopian romance novel. This thesis offers story elements to consider.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Communication and Journalism
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tusing, Kyle

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dc.titleRomantic Relationships in the Digital Age: Exploring Technology's Impact on Relationship Initiation, Maintenance, and Dissolutionen_US
dc.creatorHultgren, Kelly Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorHultgren, Kelly Annen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractToday, millions of people are starting, maintaining, and ending relationships through communication technologies. People are finding love in their inboxes, and experiencing heartbreak through relationship statuses on Facebook. This thesis explores the changing state of romantic relationships through the use of new communication technologies, such as instant messaging and social networking sites. More importantly, it seeks to assess how these modes of communication are affecting our relationships with others. By taking a functional approach and using traditional communication theories, this work delves into technology’s impact on relationship initiation, maintenance, and dissolution. Society has allowed technology to be pervasive and powerful in romantic relationships. However, it is too soon to tell whether society is writing a utopian or a dystopian romance novel. This thesis offers story elements to consider.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication and Journalismen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTusing, Kyle-
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