The purpose of this study is to investigate how people in heterosexual romantic relationships perceive the impact of messages received from their romantic partners through various forms of technology. This study has scholarly value because it hones in on relational attributes such as intimacy, satisfaction, and affection that have yet to be greatly researched in the context of romantic relationships and technology. This study is also important because it looks exclusively at the perceived impact that various forms of technology have on personal relationships or partners in romantic relationships, as opposed to focusing on the frequency of and reasons for the use of technology. This study includes an analysis of responses from individuals involved in romantic relationships and their perceptions of the impact of technology within their relationships.


Johnson, Michelle


Communication Studies


Communication Technology and New Media | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication


intimacy, satisfaction, affection

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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