Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Communication (MA)
Lynne M. Webb
Second Committee Member
This research attempted to identify relational characteristics of unmarried, romantic partners that ultimately distinguish between former partners who remained Facebook friends versus those who did not. Survey results (N=323) revealed no significant differences between former partners who remained Facebook friends versus those who did not remain Facebook friends based on quantity of relational investments, preference for de-escalatory disengagement strategy, and relational satisfaction.
Medeiros, Dylan, ""Why Can't We Be Friends?:" Does the Quality of Romantic Relationships Influence Facebook Friendships with Former Romantic Partners" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 716.