Title

Social Media’s Impact on Satisfaction with Relationships

Poster Number

29

Lead Author Major

Communication

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Qingwen Dong

Faculty Mentor Department

Communication

Abstract/Artist Statement

This study investigates the effects that social media has on the satisfaction of relationships with family and friends. Using a self-administered survey collected from students who attend a Northern California four-year university (N=357), the author tested the correlation between the participants Internet and Facebook use and the satisfaction of their relationships with family and friends. The findings of the study suggest that using the Internet for social media purposes with the intent to keep in touch does correlate highly with good relationships which consequently correlate with high satisfaction. This research contributes to the ongoing debate about what the Internet is doing to people and their relationships that they have with others, embracing the idea that the Internet does not alienate people.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2011 6:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2011 8:00 PM

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Social Media’s Impact on Satisfaction with Relationships

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

This study investigates the effects that social media has on the satisfaction of relationships with family and friends. Using a self-administered survey collected from students who attend a Northern California four-year university (N=357), the author tested the correlation between the participants Internet and Facebook use and the satisfaction of their relationships with family and friends. The findings of the study suggest that using the Internet for social media purposes with the intent to keep in touch does correlate highly with good relationships which consequently correlate with high satisfaction. This research contributes to the ongoing debate about what the Internet is doing to people and their relationships that they have with others, embracing the idea that the Internet does not alienate people.