The Impact of Cell Phone and Social Media Use on Relationship Satisfaction

Title: The Impact of Cell Phone and Social Media Use on Relationship Satisfaction

Description: The purpose of this research project is to determine the impact of social media and cell phone use on relationship satisfaction, and various associated characteristics. Currently, there is a lack of literature examining how these factors are affected by social media and cell phone use. Deprivation of this knowledge is causing individuals to disturb their relationship with their partner and negatively affect their mental wellbeing without the realization that they’re doing so. By conducting this study, people can adjust the amount of time spent on social media and their cell phone to enhance their relationship and wellbeing. Insight into the consequences of extreme cell phone use will be acquired by calculating the results of the survey to show how levels of relationship and life satisfaction, social comparison, self-esteem, jealousy, attachment style, and loneliness differ according to the amount of time spent online. Furthermore, by distinguishing how social media and cell phone use influences relationship and life satisfaction, social comparison, self-esteem, jealousy, attachment styles, and loneliness, a better understanding of the consequences of increased time spent online can be achieved.

Specifics:
Study Population:
This study involves Canadian participants between the ages of 18 and 21 who are currently in a relationship or actively dating. The relationships do not need to be monogamous and dating does not have to be with the same person.
Participant Obligation:
Participants must provide consent before participating in the research survey. Participants must also be between the ages of 18 and 21 and either currently involved in a relationship or actively dating. The relationship does not need to be monogamous

Location: online - Nanaimo, B.C.

Project lead: Chelsea Reid. Supervisor; Dr. Melanie O'Neill

Study Dates: September 7, 2020 to February 21, 2021

Study Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q77YRND