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Title: Changing facebook profile pictures to dyadic photos : positive association with romantic partners' relationship satisfaction via perceived partner commitment
Authors: Ito, Kenichi
Yang, Shanshan
Li, Liman Man Wai
Keywords: Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Ito, K., Yang, S. & Li, L. M. W. (2021). Changing facebook profile pictures to dyadic photos : positive association with romantic partners' relationship satisfaction via perceived partner commitment. Computers in Human Behavior, 120, 106748-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106748
Journal: Computers in Human Behavior
Abstract: Facebook is a prevalent SNS platform used to express satisfaction in a romantic relationship. However, specific functions of Facebook that foster relationship satisfaction and the underlying mechanism of how the Facebook usage is perceived by a partner require further investigation. Relationship awareness, or paying attention to one's romantic relationship and interaction patterns within a romantic relationship, may be a key determinant of satisfaction in a romantic relationship between Facebook users. Past research focused on the effect of cues that signal relationship awareness to one's partner during face-to-face interactions. Extending the existing literature, we focused on how a partner perceives relationship awareness cues expressed on Facebook. We found a positive impact of different relationship awareness cues on Facebook on relationship satisfaction and a mediating role of the perception of a partner's commitment. When imagining a partner's Facebook page that showed faithful acts such as uploading a dyadic photo and removing a personal photo, participants expected high commitment from a partner, which, in turn, predicted high relationship satisfaction. Our findings offer specific ways to communicate with a romantic partner through Facebook to foster satisfaction in a relationship. We also discuss the importance of highlighting online communication as behavioral cues.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/155463
ISSN: 0747-5632
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.106748
Rights: © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Computers in Human Behavior and is made available with permission of Elsevier Ltd.
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